A fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God’s relationship to humanity. Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner is a book I was excited to read but also fearful of reading for I had since tried to read his fiction and. Buechner’s aim in his book “Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale” (HarperOne, hardcover, pages, $) is.

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Out of this silence, he writes, the “real news comes, which is sad news before it is glad news and that is fairy tale last of all”. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He then goes into Jesus using parables as “holy jokes” that no one got, and towards the end summarizes: Three Days in Stockholm. Used availability for Frederick Buechner’s Telling the Truth.

They are prepared for the potluck supper at First Presbyterian but not for the marriage supper of the lamb There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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The Healing Power of Pain and Memory. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed. Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup. The man with no legs who sells shoelaces at the corner. Buechner suggests these stories exemplify the comedy of the Gospel. And who are the few? An artist is at work here in the vineyard of theology, a wit with wisdom.

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Telling the Truth

In this book, American writer and theologian, Frederick Buechner, discusses how we can read the Gospel through new eyes. They are prepared to go on breaking their backs plowing the same old field until the cows come home without seeing, until they stub their toes on it, that there is a treasure buried in that tflling rich enough to buy Texas.

Maybe the truth of it is that it’s too good not to be true. They are prepared for the potluck supper at First Presbyterian but not for the marriage supper of the Lamb, and frederifk the bridegroom finally arrives at midnight with vine leaves in his hair, they turn up with their lamps to light him on his way all right only they have forgotten the oil to light them with and stand there with their big, bare, virginal feet glimmering faintly in the dark.

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They are the ones who are willing to believe in miracles because they know it will take a miracle to fill the empty place inside them where grace and peace belong with grace and peace. Who can say when or how it will be that something easters up out of the dimness to remind frexerick of a time before we were born and after we will die?


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His perspective on letting silence speak was excellent. Showing of 68 reviews. That is the fairy tale of the Gospel with, of course, one crucial difference from all other fairy tales, which is that the claim made for it is that it is true, that it not only happened once upon a time but has kept on happening ever since and is happening still.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Read more Read less. At a sign from the host, the musicians in their gallery strike up “Amazing Grace. They are seated at the damask-laid table in the great hall. Buechner tackles hard-to-understand biblical parables. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Refresh and try again. The old wino with his pint in a brown paper bag.

From this comes the comedy of new life: The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. An audience sits in the pews waiting and each of those who sits there brings with them a long and complicated history. Please try again later. This is the folly of the Gospel–what Buechner will ultimately call the fairy tale.