Telling the Truth

Telling the Truth : The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale

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A fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God's relationship to humanity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 146 x 208 x 13mm | 246g
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0060611561
  • 9780060611569
  • 103,300

Back cover copy

Telling the Truth is for the preacher who must pull the little cord that turns on the lectern light, must look out over the people and the silence, must begin to speak of a truth beyond telling. It is for the woman who wants to understand how people believe what they cheerfully acknowledge is a tragic, comic fairy tale. It is for anyone who believes that faith, like art, can hold a special mirror to human experience.
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Review quote

"The same stylistic power, subtlety and originality that have distinguished Frederick Buechner's novels lift Wishful Thinking far above commonplace religion books nearly to the level of C. S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters. An artist is at work here in the vineyard of theology, a wit with wisdom."-- "The New York Times Book Review""A beguiling book .... Buechner handles difficult subjects (eternity immortality prayer) with a casual aplomb and easy analogy"-- "Time""Thoughtful, spirited, entertaininga dictionary for doubtersand restless believers." -- "Chicago Tribune""Original, pungent and joyful." -- "The Christian Century"
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Rating details

3,129 ratings
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3 12% (364)
2 2% (74)
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