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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I enjoy this short little memoir and its reflections on coming to a greater awareness of God, time, reality, relationships, and how to move through all this in one’s imperfect humanity.
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At first, I was a little put off by his over-thought and extreme poetic style of writing. Lists with This Book.
As to the meaning of what he says, there are times that we are apt to think we know. He presented a theological autobiography on a day in his life, which was published as The Alphabet of Grace. What I think I found, frederiick, is that having read his text gives me a basis for imagining how he speaks, should I ever be so fortunate to hear him in person.
Succinct, profound, elegant, inspiring.
I found myself extremely encouraged in my own journey of faith because of this book. Doing as he implores us to do, he looks back on his life to find the blessings he missed or half forgot. Buechner relays not thr milestone highlights but also mundane lowlights and trifling no-lights that prove sacres be as significant in shaping him.
And into the thick of it, or out of the thick of it, at moments of even the most humdrum of our days, God speaks. Jan 23, Karen rated it it was amazing. For information on reprinting or excerpting sermon materials from this site, please contact us.
Beautiful memoir of Buechner’s early days. I loved the introduction best for that reason- which was lovely: The swallows, the rooster, the workmen, my stomach, all with their elusive rhythms, their harmonies and disharmonies and counterpoint, became, as I listened, the sound of my own life speaking to me. In the years that followed he began publishing more novels, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Godric.
I am not by a long shot entirely grown up myself, but I am ten years’ worth of days older than I was then, and lots of things have happened to me, and I have had lots of time to listen to them happening.
The Sacred Journey — Frederick Buechner
But I am not a fan of the artsy, flowery prose style. This is a beautiful book. Some unforeseen act of kindness or cruelty touches the heart or makes the blood run cold.
Published October 11th by HarperOne first published For an introduction, here’s his first paragraph of the Introduction. The scenes in it, however short, stay in the mind forever. This is a beautiful memoir and does truly tell, not one man’s story, but the story of many.
The Sacred Journey: A Memoir of Early Days
That in the long run nothing, not even the world, not even ourselves, can separate us forever from that last and deepest love that glimmers in our dusk like a pearl, like a face. He describes moments in his life in which he has glimpses of the sacred, ways of seeing that altered him utterly.
He loves long convoluted sentences, extremely long paragraphs that make it freerick for a modern used to Twitter and Facebook and more punchy prose to wade through. Quotes from The Sacred Journe A child is born. I was given this book by my brother-in-law, who has me figured out well. Buechner’s descriptions are sensual and rich. Paperbackpages. Feb 27, Donovan rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. The music of your life Aug 31, Meredith rated it it was amazing Shelves: I took a single, ordinary day of my life, and in describing the events of it–waking up, dressing, taking the children to school, working, and coming home again–I tried to suggest something of what I thought I had heard Freeerick saying.
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