This memoir reflects on key moments of the author’s early life, from childhood to his entering seminary, that reveal how God speaks to us in a variety of way. “A child takes life as it comes because he has no other way of taking it,” Frederick Buechner writes in this first of his autobiographical books. With this statement. This memoir reflects on key moments of the author’s early life, from childhood to his entering seminary, that reveal how God speaks to us in a variety of ways.
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Introduction to The Sacred Journey
I’ve known for a while, originally secondhand and then with each of his books that I’ve read for myself, that Buechner is a great and profound author. We remember and forget.
They are words fleshed out in the everydayness no less than in the crises of our own experience. What about the danger of the proclaimed saint’s becoming a kind of religious prima donna as proud of his own humility as a peacock of its tail?
I found this paragraph particularly beautiful: But I’m not sure that his young life would resonant much with the current young adult generation from the style of writing alone. It reminds me of what someone said aacred we as humans are more alike than we are different. Hope That Brings Us Here.
Buechner’s descriptions are sensual and rich. I will not share any of the story, so as not to ruin any of it for future readers; however, if you long to journey well, you will be encouraged by fredrrick autobiographical work which has at its core, an interest in helping others to know faith, hope and love in this lost world. By now my children have mostly grown up and mostly gone.
The Sacred Journey: A Memoir of Early Days
For information on reprinting or excerpting sermon materials from this site, please contact us. Jun 03, Sharon Archer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 12, Journeu Lighthouse rated it it fredercik amazing. But you cannot become human on your own.
He dwells longest on episodes that provoke him to Buechner assumes that, “the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. Jun 14, Tamra rated it really liked it.
His first book, A Long Day’s Dyingwas fgederick to acclaim just two years after he graduated from Princeton. We remember and forget.
Jan 21, Megan S Spark rated it it was amazing.
This is a beautiful memoir and does truly tell, not one man’s story, but the story of many. This is the most thought-provoking and encouraging book I have read in quite some time. Out freferick nowhere comes a sense of peace or foreboding. As to the meaning of what he says, there are times that we are apt to think we know.
The Sacred Journey by Frederick Buechner “A child takes life as it comes because he has no other way of taking it,” Frederick Buechner writes in this first of his autobiographical books. As such the book it probably reflects much more about how those who become believers without a dated crisis become true followers of Christ.
The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed by the holy power that life itself comes from.
They were all of them random sounds without any apparent purpose or meaning, and yet as I paused to listen to them, I found myself hearing them with something more than just my ears to the point where they became in some way enormously meaningful. In the years that followed he began publishing buecnner novels, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Godric.
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Jun 21, Christopher rated it really liked it. I must read more of Frederick Buechner’s writing. Please join us on these social networks: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And that inward coronation takes place The scenes in it, however short, stay in the mind forever.
How he puts memories in such a wonderfully poignant place.