This gets us very close to the sweet center of this little book--and of Buechner's work more generally. He makes no claims for himself as special; "most of the times I am indistinguishable from the rest of the herd that jostles and snuffles at the great trough of life." But he also knows how to listen, how to pay attention to the small moments of life where grace in fact breaks through. Two apple branches clack together: this becomes the metaphor for the "clack-clack" of his life, which is also the sign of "the occasional, obscure glimmering through of grace." Sometimes, this book reminds us, God comes not in the whirlwind but in the still small voice of our ordinary moments. --Doug Thorpe
Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent work is Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith.
I was disappointed with this. It seemed to be a stream of consciousness rambling that had very little to go with grace or spirtuality for that matter. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mike Smith
A must read for anyone who desires a full understanding of God's grace.Published 7 months ago by Darian Burns
Buechner is one of my favorite people in the world. The Sacred Journey
was sheer poetry. I should not have compared these two books, but I did. Read more