Remembering Frederick Buechner

On our very first phone call Jen and I bonded over Philipp Yanceys “What’s So Amazing About Grace”. When she asked me who else I liked to read I mentioned this book that I was currently devouring. She went and bought a copy so that we could read it together and so that she could get to know me better.

I still deeply appreciate that moment. I hope that it shed light on my appreciation for this spiritual giant and his writings.

Rest well good and faithful servant
“At its heart most theology, like most fiction, is essentially autobiographical.”

“Religion as a word points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage: where he senses meanings no less overwhelming because they can be only hinted at in myth and ritual, where he glimpses a destination that he can never know fully until he reaches it.”

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the worlds deep hunger meet.”

Published by davetcourt

I am a 40 something Canadian with a passion for theology, film, reading writing and travel.

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