A fathers suicide and a daughters anorexia exemplify the sort of secret that radically modifies an individual and, in turn, can be modified by being told. This book tells something about what it means to be human. The sacred journey 1982, now and then 1983, telling secrets 1991, and the eyes of the heart 1999. Buechner surprises and delights andvery softlyteaches. The most complete biographical information about frederick buechner is to be found in his four volumes of autobiography, the sacred journey 1982, now and then 1983, telling secrets 1991, and the longing for home. So far in my year of reading buechner series i have read two of frederick buechner s four memoirs. Telling secrets by buechner, frederick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Only as an adult did buechner deal with his blocked guilt and grief. The gospel as tragedy, comedy, and fairy tale, and listening to your life.
As buechner tells his secrets, he points out that what we desire mostto be fully knownis also what we fear most. He has articulated what he sees with a freshness and clarity and energy that hails our stultified imaginations. The author of more than twenty novels and nonfiction works shares with us two traumatic experiences in his life. Buechner is able to create an image of his life in beautiful, unpretentious prose that really gets through to you. Frederick buechner is one of the most gifted writers of his generation, with an important legacy as a memoirist, novelist, theologian, and preacher.
Frederick buechner books list of books by author frederick. To date, buechners corpus of memoir includes four volumes. He is best known for his novels, including a long days dying, the book of bebb, and godric, his autobiographical works, including telling secrets and the sacred journey, and his theologicallyminded works, including secrets in the dark, the magnificent defeat. I love this book and have bought a dozen copies so far to give to friends and family. Frederick buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained presbyterian minister. With eloquence, candor, and simplicity, a celebrated author tells the story of his fathers alcohol abuse and suicide and traces the influence of this secret on his. Five books for frederick buechner beginners christianity. Presented chronologically, they provide a clear picture of the development of his theology and thinking.
Novelistclergyman buechner drafts the third installment of his spiritual. Frederick buechner, author, professor and ordained episcopal minister, writes about his personal battle in overcoming the damage done by a lifetime of burying the past in telling secrets. Harperone reading and discussion guide for telling secrets reading and discussion guide for telling secrets by frederick buechner 1. Frederick buechners book, telling secrets, a memoir, is his journey of making sense of the suffering in his own life. Buy telling secrets by frederick buechner online at alibris. A biblical whos who by buechner, frederick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. When he was only ten years old, his alcoholic father committed suicide. Daily meditations with frederick buechner and peculiar treasures. Telling secrets by frederick buechner gets free book. Frederick buechner audio books, best sellers, author bio. Telling secrets is buechners third autobiography written in 1991. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. Dec 17, 2012 buechner pronounced beekner is an american writer and theologian who wrote more than 30 books, including fiction the book of bebb, godric, autobiography telling secrets, essays telling the. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining andor other markings.
Of all his books, the sacred journey and telling secrets consistently rank among his bestselling. When frederick buechner tells his secrets, its a telling of universal truths, no matter how particular his circumstances. Telling secrets provides valuable insights into the ethical maxims of christianity and life in general. With eloquence, candor, and simplicity, a celebrated author tells the story of his fathers alcohol abuse and suicide and traces the influence of this secret on his life as a son, father, husband, minister, and writer.
He is a passionate writer and preacher who can alter lives with a simple phrase. And yet i feel a strange hungering after other books he has written. Telling secrets, harper san francisco through the power that memory gives us of thinking, feeling, imagining our way back through time we can at long last finally finish with the past in the sense of removing its power to hurt us and other people and to stunt our growth as human beings. Wed love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Carl frederick buechner born july 11, 1926 is an american writer, novelist, poet, autobiographer, essayist, preacher, and theologian. I have called this book telling secrets because i have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling. A daily devotional from one of todays greatest spiritual writers, beyond words offers 366 entries from buechners three alphabet books, wishful thinking, peculiar treasures, and whistling in the dark, including a new introduction and nineteen new entries. When i forget the deep relief of telling the truth, i read frederick buechner. Telling secrets buechner, frederick last word books. Top 25 quotes by frederick buechner of 260 az quotes. His other major works include, the book of bebb, listening to your life. His extended similes are especially noteworthy, and make this book one of the truly great autobiographies i have read.
Telling secrets by frederick buechner, paperback barnes. Telling secrets by frederick buechner, 9780060609368, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. 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. Frederick buechner biography, age, wife, family, image, books. A meditation on the connection between knowing and sharing secrets and discovering the reality of a loving and merciful god.
He is best known for his novels, including a long days dying, the book of bebb, godric a finalist for the 1981 pulitzer prize, and brendan, his memoirs, including telling secrets and the sacred journey, and his more theological works, including secrets in the dark, the magnificent defeat, and. Novelistclergyman buechner drafts the third installment of his spiritual autobiography, begun with the sacred journey 1982 and now and then 1983. These words are from frederick buechner s illuminating new book titled telling secrets. He is an ordained presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books. Jan 21, 2020 buechners books have been translated into many languages for publication around the world. Frederick buechner, in the introduction to telling secrets. The author buechner speaks in a sensitive and quitely humorous voice as he describes crises in his life. Therefore it need a free signup process to obtain the book. As a young boy in new jersey, frederick and his younger brother are faced with the suicide of their father. Frederick buechner has long been a kindred spirit to those who find elements of doubt as constant companions on their journey of faith. These words are from frederick buechners illuminating new book titled telling secrets. This is how frederick buechner likes to describe this witty and incisive dictionary.
A fathers suicide and a daughters anorexia exemplify the sort of secret that radically modifies an individual. With eloquence, candor and simplicity, frederick buechner shares h. His work encompasses many genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays, sermons, and other nonfiction. Turn the pages and rediscover what it means to be thoughtful about faith. Buechner came to fame with his maiden book a long days dying published in 1950. See all books authored by frederick buechner, including telling the truth. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the telling secrets by frederick buechner, you will able to read or download in pdf or epub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. Telling secrets 9780060611811 by buechner, frederick and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Frederick buechner is the father of todays spiritual memoir movement, and this is the book that started the trend. Frederick buechner pronounced beekner is an american writer and theologian. These two books cover buchners early childhood, marred by the suicide of his father, and the beginning of his career as a professor and writer.
Dec 18, 2019 frederick buechner is the father of todays spiritual memoir movement, and this is the book that started the trend. Frederick buechner biography, life, interesting facts. Reflecting buechner s exquisite gift for storytelling and his compassionate pastors heart, secrets in the dark will inspire laughter, hope, and bring great solace. He is the author of thirtysix published books and has been an important source of inspiration and learning for many readers. When i forget why the gospel matters, i read frederick buechner. This month it was time for the next memoir, telling secrets. He tells of his struggles and his tortuous search for answers to life. Frederick buechner asserts, i have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell p. His work encompasses many genres, including fiction. Buy a cheap copy of telling secrets book by frederick buechner. Buechner is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including godric nominated for a pulitzer prize and telling secrets. Telling secrets ebook 9780061755309 by frederick buechner. These 14 eclectic pieces explore faith and fiction, offer a novelists view of the bible, and comment on what buechner believes the church is called by god to become.
The author of more than twenty novels and nonfiction works. In this book, buechner expert jeff munroe presents a collection of the true essentials from across buechner s diverse catalog, as well as an overview of buechner s life and a discussion of the state of his literary legacy today. Frederick buechner the american novelist frederick buechner born 1926 was also a presbyterian minister and theologian whose novels and essays after his conversion explored the grace and healing which now and then surprisingly and even comically penetrate the everyday darkness of human est. Frederick buechner, telling secrets if writers write not just with paper and ink or a word processor but with their own lifes blood, then i think something like this is perhaps always the case. Reviews buechner speaks in a sensitive and quietly humorous voice as he describes crises in his life uncommonly rewarding and inspirational. When i forget to look for the holiness all around me, i read frederick buechner. Boeken van frederick buechner koop je eenvoudig online bij.
Publishers weekly telling secrets is so riveting and tightly written that it is bound to become a classic. It takes a long time for buechner to get some real skin peeled back and show pain in these revelations, which as revelations go are mild indeed and do not once involve the heel of god crushing and humiliating the author as a warmup for rebirth. Telling secrets 9780060609368 by frederick buechner. Buechner s words, both written and spoken, have the power to revolutionize and revitalize belief and faith. Buechner pronounced beekner is an american writer and theologian who wrote more than 30 books, including fiction the book of bebb, godric, autobiography telling secrets, essays telling. Telling secrets with eloquence, candor, and simplicity, a celebrated author tells the story of his fathers alcohol abuse and suicide and traces the influence of this secret on his life as a son, father, husband, minister, and writer. Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and well answer you in the next 2448 hours. From both these books i now read morsels daily like treats to sweeten the day. An acclaimed writer shares his darkest childhood secret and reveals the healing, hope, and love found in the telling. Daily meditations with frederick buechner, and more on. I love frederick buechners writings and own several of his books and have read as many as my public library has and telling secrets is one of his best books. A book you write out of the depths of who you are, like a dream you dream out of those same depths, is entirely your own creation.512 1567 783 537 1402 2 1267 397 1483 346 992 412 54 221 822 369 1255 1543 265 1140 770 912 1037 57 795 782 729 770 774 1243 492