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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A Biblical Who’s Who. On Anger, for example, Buechner writes: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. So many quirky wise definitions.

Don’t ever think that you’ve been forgotten. But there is much for the mature Christian to mine as well, since ultimately, we are all seekers. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Buechner entertains with frexerick humor that has empowered his witty distinct style, of subtle wisdom expressions, to reach out to and engage his readers.

Until you confess them, however they are the abyss between you. Explore the Home Gift Guide. A Doubter’s Dictionary Paperback. I’ve owned a copy of this book for over 20 years and still refer to Buechner’s definitions of theological words for sermon illustrations or ideas in teaching Bible studies.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Wish I’d been able to think them up. How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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 buehcner.


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It makes the timid brave and the reserved amorous. HarperCollins Distribution Services Availability: Buechner Theological short essays: Other editions – View all Wishful Thinking: 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? They thinkkng it alive and moving.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Based on redefining Church dogmatics, Buechner articulates those basic concepts of everyday life, fgederick metaphoric analogies, and theologically provocative terms. Easy read but meaty. Sometimes wishing is the wings the truth comes on. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Fredrick. Jesus didn’t forgive his executioners on principle but because in some unimaginable way he was able to love them.


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This book is on my top list! A decade after Bishop Robinson, of Woolwich, wrote his little thought provoking book, ‘Honest to God’ ininitiating a huge wave of theological examination tthinking personal faith, and the western understanding of Christian religious concepts, a new lexicon is deeply sought. See all 5 reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. And the book’s title? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.