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.
The Sacred Journey: A Memoir of Early Days
This was insightful, uncommonly honest, and beautiful. Hope That Brings Us Here. 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. Sacrd might think, then, that having heard him speak would be a help in “hearing” imagining him speak the words of the text.
He shares with us his heart and his journey eacred makes us think that we are not alone. When you click an Amazon or Christianbook. Jul 30, Carol rated it it was amazing. Out of nowhere comes a sense of peace or foreboding. We appreciate your support. I loved the introduction best for that reason- which was lovely: We sleep and dream. I’ve known for a while, frederifk secondhand and then with each of his books that I’ve read for myself, that Buechner is a great and profound author.
Introduction to The Sacred Journey – The Rev. Frederick Buechner
After reading that quote, I sort of relaxed and sat back to enjoy the ride and let the book just take me wherever he was going. It’s old style lyrical. He loves long convoluted sentences, extremely long paragraphs that make it difficult for a sacrsd used to Twitter and Facebook and more punchy prose to wade through.
In he gave the Noble Lectures at Harvard. It seemed to me then, and seems to me still, that if God speaks to us at all in this world, if God speaks anywhere, it is into our personal lives that he speaks. He’s adept at extrapolating from specifics to generalities. But I am not a fan of the artsy, flowery prose style.
He is a guechner good writer and I appreciate the way he journwy the sacred joining with the ordinary.
Introduction to The Sacred Journey
I found this paragraph particularly federick It’s decent Advent or Lent reading. Ten years ago in those Harvard lectures, I tried to listen to a single day of my life in such a way. The following is the introduction to Buechner’s first memoir ” The Sacred Journey ” which was published in My interest in the past is not, I think, primarily nostalgic.
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A beautiful, deeply moving book – perhaps because I identified very strongly with the author. We have fun and are depressed.
They were all of jourrney random sounds without any apparent purpose or meaning, and yet as I paused to listen to them, I found myself hearing them with something more than just my ears to the point where they became in some way enormously meaningful. 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.
Mar 03, Rick Hamlin rated it it was amazing.
As to the meaning of what he says, there are times that we are apt to think we know. I look forward to reading more by him. I love this writer.
The Sacred Journey — Frederick Buechner
He is very candid about his failures and his fears, his family and confused aspirations. Return to Book Page. Some unforeseen act of kindness or cruelty touches the heart or makes the blood run cold.
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. Deep within history, as it gets itself written down in history books and newspapers, in the letters we write and in the diaries we keep, is sacred history, is God’s purpose working itself out in the apparent purposelessness of human history and of our separate histories, is the history, in short, of the saving and losing of souls, including our own.