14 quotes from Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC: ‘The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’. CHRISTIANITY IS mainly wishful thinking. Even the part about Judgment and Hell reflects the wish that somewhere the score is being kept. Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner – book cover, description, publication history.

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Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In Hebrew, buecbner word dabar means both word and also deed. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I believe that people laugh buchner coincidence as a way of relegating it to the realm of the absurd and of therefore not having to take seriously the possibility that there is a lot more going on in our lives than we either know or care to know.

Wishful Thinking Quotes Showing of In the first book of his popular lexical trilogy, Buechner shares his insightful reflections on everyday words and issues like, envy, love, and sin, persuading us to examine them in novel yhinking and fresh perspective. Other editions – View all Wishful Thinking: It loosens the tongue and breaks the ice especially when served in a loving cup.

This book and two others by Frederick Buechner I ordered at the same time are uniquely insightful and provide brief daily readings that keep one on a Christian course.

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Who can say what it is that’s thinkinh on? It brings something into being. Share your thoughts with other customers. It makes the timid brave and the reserved amorous. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Freshly revised and expanded for this edition, Wishful Thinking is a “beguiling” [ Time ] adventure in language for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I turn on the radio to hear a voice reading the biblical story of Jael, which is the story that I have spent the morning writing about. When you tell people stories like that, their usual reaction is to laugh. Buechner entertains with original humor that has empowered his witty distinct style, of subtle wisdom expressions, to buecchner out to and engage his readers.

To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back–in many ways it is a feast fit for a king.

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No eBook available Amazon. Each of Buechner’s “definitions” are profound gems of everyday theology, which is the only thinkng that matters.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A Biblical Who’s Who. To be a Christian means among other things to be willing if necessary to sacrifice even your highest principles for God’s or your neighbour’s sake the way a Christian pacifist must be willing to pick up a baseball bat if there’s no other way to stop a man from savagely beating a child. Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner is the perfect introduction to a brilliant author.


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When you confess them, they become the bridge. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In Wishful Thinkingthe first book in his much-loved lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner puts the language of God, the universe, and the human spirit under his wry linguistic microscope. As symbols go, it is a rather splendid one”.

Easy read but meaty. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Until you confess them, however they are the abyss between you.

But there is much for the mature Christian to mine as well, since ultimately, we are all seekers. The thinkinf has been praised by The Christian Century, as “Original, pungent and joyful. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Write a customer review. Sometimes the truth is what sets us wishing for it”. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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The tenets of the faith, the ‘essentials’ and the ‘non-essentials are arranged alphabetically. My library Help Advanced Book Search. English Choose a language for shopping. Will order another Buechner soon.

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