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Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner
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Apr 20, 2012

really liked it
Recommended to Carol by: Myself
Recommended for: Ministers and Buechner enthusiats but not just anyone
Read from April 18 to 19, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 2

I wound up loving this book, though I did resist it at first. Initially, it seemed too set in the 1970s somehow for me and as an ardent Buechner reader I was a bit put off to have yet another discourse on his favorite play, King Lear in the intial section viewing the Gospel as tragedy. And of course, it seemed that the book was directed at Protestant preachers of the Gospel, which I am not. But I'm happy that I decided to complete this brief book. The final chapter, considering the Gospel as fairy tale, was deeply rewarding. I found I could even respond to Buechner's compassionate love for Henry Ward Beecher. Happily, I remain an ardent Buechner reader. This left me with a bit of hunger for some of his other titles. What shall I re-read next?
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