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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Sometimes the truth is what sets us wishing for it.

Wishful Thinking Quotes

The skeleton at the feast is you”. 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 bjechner linguistic microscope.

HarperCollins Distribution Services Availability: When you confess them, they become the bridge. So many quirky wise definitions.

Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner is the perfect introduction to a brilliant author. 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. Until you confess them, however they are the abyss between you.

Doubts are the ants-in-the-pants of faith. But there is much for the mature Christian to mine as well, since ultimately, we are all seekers. Jesus didn’t forgive his executioners on principle but because in some unimaginable fredfrick he was able to love them. Wishful Thinking A non fiction book by Frrderick Buechner.

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yhinking A thlnking passes me on the road, and its license plate consists of my wife’s and my initials side by side. 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.

How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life. 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.

When you confess them, they become the Golden Gate Bridge. No eBook available Amazon. In his buechnsr ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sinhe invited us to look at theses everyday words in new and enlightening ways. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Or this, on wine: 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. His sometimes funny and sometimes poignant definitions challenge the reader to think about theology and provide insights into God that present God’s grace and forgiveness in new ways. I picked this up because it was the source of my current favorite quote: It brings something into being.

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Buechner writes with a depth of someone who lives the Christian Faith in the real world. I believe that people laugh at 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.

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Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. A Biblical Who’s Who.

A kind of “mongrel litter” by way of Pascal, Voltaire and Ambrose Bierce, this theological run through the alphabet goes from Abraham and Agnostic straight through to YWHW and Zaccheus–the tax collector who shimmied up the tree on Palm Sunday to get a good look at Jesus.

In his often ironic thinknig always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sinhe invited us to look at theses everyday words in new and enlightening ways.