The Magnificent Defeat

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Harper Collins, May 8, 1985 - Religion - 144 pages

In The Magnificent Defeat, Frederick Buechner examines what it means to follow Christ, the lessons of Christmas and Easter, the miracles of grace, and "the magnificent defeat" of the human soul of God.

 

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Buechner's work is reminiscent of C. S. Lewis. This book is worth the buy just for the first chapter under the same heading as the book, "The Magnificent Defeat". Read full review

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This collection of sermons originally intended for congregations of predominantly young people, this compilation of 18 essay's speaks to every Christian who would sit down and read them. The ... Read full review

Contents

THE CHALLENGE TO SURRENDER
12
THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
60
THE MYSTERY AND MIRACLE OF GRACE
112
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Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent work is Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith.

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