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Buechner, Frederick 1926-

Overview
Works: 207 works in 721 publications in 11 languages and 27,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  Christian fiction  Biographical fiction  Sermons  Domestic fiction  History  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PS3552.U35, 813.54
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The faces of Jesus by Frederick Buechner( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Riverwood/Simon and Schuster book."
Telling the truth : the Gospel as tragedy, comedy, and fairy tale by Frederick Buechner( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gift of Union Presby. Church Sustain Trust Fund
Godric by Frederick Buechner( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Buechner's Godric "retells the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man whose projects late in life included that of purifying his moral ambition of pride...Sin, spiritual yearning, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples aren't easy to revitalize but Frederick Buechner goes at the task with intelligent intensity and a fine readiness to invent what history doesn't supply. He contrives a style of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that's brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical fiddle, embedding his narrative in domestic reality--familiar affection, responsibilities, disasters...All on his own, Mr. Buechner has managed to reinvent projects of self-purification and of faith as piquant matter for contemporary fiction [in a book] notable for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is a very good writer indeed." -- Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review
The final beast by Frederick Buechner( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widowed minister's actions are misconstrued when he leaves his parish, seemingly because he is in search of a wild young matron in his congregation
The storm : a novel by Frederick Buechner( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This haunting novel, enriched by echoes of Shakespeare's "The Tempest", interweaves the themes of love, betrayal, and redemption as two estranged brothers confront each other after many years
Brendan by Frederick Buechner( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed author interweaves history and legend to re-create the life of a complex man of faith fifteen hundred years ago. Winner of the 1987 Christianity and Literature Book Award for Belles-Lettres
Wishful thinking : a theological ABC by Frederick Buechner( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnificent defeat by Frederick Buechner( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sermons in the form of meditations on various aspects of the religiously meaningful life grouped about the themes of surrender, love, and grace
The wizard's tide by Frederick Buechner( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old boy describes the joys and sorrows of growing up in a dysfunctional family with a jobless alcoholic father during the hard times of the Depression
The son of laughter by Frederick Buechner( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Biblical tale of Jacob, father of the twelve tribes of Israel
Lion country by Frederick Buechner( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hungering dark by Frederick Buechner( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments, The Hungering Dark invites us to discover the hidden face of God, the manifestation of his grace, revealed in stillness, in unexpected places, often "through a glass, darkly." It invites us to say yes to "the possibility of God", and to recover "this fantastic hope that the future belongs to God ... that holiness will return to our world."--Publisher's description
A long day's dying by Frederick Buechner( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peculiar treasures : a biblical who's who by Frederick Buechner( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings the Bible's holiest and most profane characters and shows them as human beings. Each character has much to tell us, not only about themselves but also about the God they either worshipped or railed against (or both)
Open heart by Frederick Buechner( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road with the archangel : a novel by Frederick Buechner( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The labors of Archangel Raphael as he shuttles between heaven and earth, carrying prayers to God and bringing back God's replies. In one prayer, a woman who killed seven suitors begs to be put to death as punishment, in another a dog asks for help to better serve his master
Secrets in the dark : a life in sermons by Frederick Buechner( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "best of Buechner" collection of sermons that gathers some of his best sermons from previous books as well as seven new sermons and a new introduction
A room called Remember : uncollected pieces by Frederick Buechner( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sermons, essays, and lectures given on faith, hope, love, and the power of God in an individual's life
Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say) : reflections on literature and faith by Frederick Buechner( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compelling book, the great contemporary spiritual writer and novelist Frederick Buechner plumbs the mysteries and truths behind the literature that speaks to him most powerfully. Buechner presents the four authors who have been his greatest influences, focusing on the question that has emerged at the center of his life - how to face mortality, failure, and tragedy. Through sensitive biographical exploration and close reading of Gerard Manley Hopkins's sublime later sonnets, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, and William Shakespeare's most powerful play, King Lear, Buechner invites readers to discover the deeper joy and purpose of reading
The return of Ansel Gibbs by Frederick Buechner( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous lawyer, called from retirement to an important cabinet post, meets the impact of politics with a wry humor
 
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Telling the truth : the Gospel as tragedy, comedy, and fairy tale
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Telling the truth : the Gospel as tragedy, comedy, and fairy taleGodricThe storm : a novelBrendanThe magnificent defeatThe son of laughterThe hungering darkA long day's dying
Alternative Names
Buechner, Carl Frederick 1926-

Buechner, Frederick 1929-...

Frederick Buechner Amerikaans dichter

Frederick Buechner amerikanischer Autor und Theologe

Frederick Buechner amerikansk poet

Frederick Buechner escritor estadounidense

Frederick Buechner Poet, novelist, short story writer, theologian

Frederick Buechner poeta, romancista, escritor de contos e teólogo americano

فردریک بوکنر

فريدريك بوتشنر

부에히너, 칼 프레데릭 1926-

비크너, 프레드릭 1926-

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