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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The Sacred Journey
We have fun and are depressed. What I think I found, however, 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. Aug 31, Meredith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Among his students was buefhner future author, John Irving.
Feb 27, Donovan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The swallows, kourney 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.
As to the meaning of what he says, there are times that we are apt to think we know.
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I have looked through old letters and dug out old photographs. What is the muffled sound of a hammer trying to tell? The problem with Buechner, in more very Buechner looks back on his first 25 or so years and muses on the various happenings that shaped his journey to Christ. It was great and we are all on our own sacred journey.
So many of the experiences mostly “ah ha” moments, really that Buechner shares resonate with my soul. Jul 29, Dayspring rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buechner’s biggest first splash of literary work was a novel A Long Day’s Dying, His recollections of childhood are especially profound. For an introduction, here’s his first paragraph of the Introduction.
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. Love the concepts and principles of his journey, and clearer direction perceived. Jesus refused Satan’s crown, Buttrick said, but “he is crowned in the heart of the people who believe in him. Jun 03, Sharon Archer rated frederifk it was amazing Shelves: So terribly real to me.
Buechber basically promises that becoming a Christian is not the end of your journey, nor is it the beginning; it is just part of the whole of what God is doing in your life and in the lives of others. I must read more of Frederick Buechner’s writing.
On the wall buechne me, an old banjo clock was tick-tocking the time away. He is a really good writer and I appreciate the way he captures the sacred joining with the ordinary.
Mar 17, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Here in this beautiful book this soul-changing journey across Manhattan stands for “the sacred journey” of a life–and of all of our lives. His work pioneered the genre of spiritual memoir, laying the groundwork for writers such as Anne Lamott, Rob Bell and Lauren Winner. He dwells longest on episodes that provoke him to reflect on more than the happenings. I was given this book by my brother-in-law, who has me figured out well.
Oct 27, Joanna rated it liked it. What does the song of a swallow mean? Open Preview See a Problem?
The Sacred Journey — Frederick Buechner
Buechner looks back on his first 25 or so years and muses on the various happenings that shaped his journey to Christ. But I choose to believe that he speaks nonetheless, and the reason that his words are impossible to capture in human language is of course that they are ultimately always incarnate words.
It was getting on toward noon, and from time to time my stomach growled as it went about its own obscure business which I neither understand nor want to. I loved the introduction best for that reason- which was lovely: Oct 06, Alan rated it it was amazing. The particular ways in which Buchner marks pivotal moments in his growth and development— often tied jouney family tragedy— was inspiring, leading me to consider similar turning points in my own life.
You might think, then, that having Buechner’s biggest first splash of literary work was a novel A Long Day’s Dying, Every once in a while, in the distance, a rooster crowed, though it was well past sunup. We fail a friend, or a friend fails us, and we are appalled at the capacity we all of journney have for estranging the very people in our lives we need the most.