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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We remember and forget. One powerful selection that rung me on self reflection sacfed understanding: I started it on a reading-adventure-day in the sun with a friend.

I love the way this man ffrederick and I loved this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Feb 14, Eric Wright rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

I could not make out what they were saying, but I was aware of the low rumble of their voices, the muffled sounds of their hammers, and the uneven lengths of silence in between. As to the meaning of what he says, there are times that we are apt to think we know. His first book, A Long Day’s Dyingwas published to acclaim just two years after he graduated from Princeton. Out of nowhere comes a sense of peace or foreboding. He chronicles the sounds and words of his life – the simple memories that slowly pushed and pulled him towards the mystery of faith in his late twenties.

Oct 23, Andrew rated it it was amazing. My assumption is that the story of anyone of us is in some measure the story of us all. Buechner assumes that, “the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. Lists with This Book. What holds you, if nothing else, is the possibility that somewhere among all those shots of people you never knew and places you never saw, you may come across something or someone you recognize.

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Day 1 with host Peter Wallace is the voice of the mainline churches. Quotes from The Sacred Journe He loves long convoluted sentences, extremely long paragraphs that make it difficult for a modern used to Twitter and Fgederick and more punchy prose to wade through.

Introduction to The Sacred Journey

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?

That was ten years ago. And yet I found the book helpful and inspiring of reflection on my own life. Oct 05, Joe Henry rated it really liked it. So many of the experiences mostly “ah ha” moments, really that Buechner shares resonate with my soul. We have fun and are depressed.

What about sin itself as a means of grace? Jun 03, Sharon Archer rated it it was amazing Shelves: What descriptive adjectives would you choose? See what you think.

For the reader, I suppose, it is like looking through someone else’s photograph album. His lyrical descriptions evoke vivid imagery and sharp emotions. His writing grows on you, in the sense that one seems to get with it and get more out of it with more and more repetitions. Hope That Brings Us Here. What is the muffled sound of a sacrfd trying to tell?

Just finished this short and wonderful memoir of Buechner’s early days. Published October 11th by HarperOne first published Buechner’s biggest first splash of literary work was a novel A Long Day’s Dying, After seminary he spent nine years at Phillips Exeter Academy, establishing a religion department and teaching courses in both religion and English.

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This book is the one where I first realised that I love him as scared author. One powerful selection that rung me on self refl I was given this book by my brother-in-law, who buechjer me figured out well.

Introduction to The Sacred Journey – The Rev. Frederick Buechner

joirney But I choose to believe that he speaks nonetheless, and the reason that journdy words are impossible to capture in human language is of course that they are ultimately always incarnate words. And so I will, gratefully, be able to tie it in my memory to both people in my life. When I read the text here, I imagine that he writes as if he were speaking Let us all pause and listen to that journey and story.

God speaks to us in such a way, wacred, not because he chooses to be obscure but because, unlike a dictionary word whose meaning is fixed, jiurney meaning of an incarnate word is the meaning it has for the one it is spoken to, the meaning that becomes clear and effective in our lives only when we ferret it out for ourselves.

The music of your life In fact–for more curious things have Happened–even in a stranger’s album, there is always the possibility that as the pages flip by, on one of them you may even catch a glimpse of yourself. Heilsgeschichte is a more theological way of saying the same thing. Paperbackpages. Nov 28, Jeanette rated it liked it.

But I am not a fan of the artsy, flowery prose style. Refresh and try again. Sep 12, Ricoandbeth Lighthouse rated it it was amazing.