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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In the first book of his popular lexical trilogy, Buechner shares his insightful reflections on everyday words and issues like, envy, love, and sin, persuading us to examine them in novel ways and fresh perspective. The Alphabet of Grace. Easy read but meaty. In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sinhe thinkihg us to look at theses everyday words in new and enlightening ways.


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A Doubter’s Dictionary Paperback. Wish I’d been able to think them up. To be a Christian means among other things to be willing if necessary to sacrifice even your highest principles for God’s or your neighbour’s sake the way a Christian pacifist must be willing to pick up a baseball bat if there’s no other way to stop a man from savagely beating a child.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Wine is booze, which means it is dangerous and drunk-making. Each of Buechner’s “definitions” are profound gems of everyday theology, which is the only theology that matters. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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. Wishful Thinking Quotes Showing of I picked this up because it was the source of my current favorite quote: When you confess them, they become the bridge. Very short dictionary type book from A to Z – B for Bible, etc.

Don’t ever think that you’ve been forgotten. In Hebrew, the word dabar means both word and also deed. Refresh and try again. So many quirky wise definitions.


It loosens the tongue and breaks the ice especially when served in a loving cup. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Buechner Theological short essays: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Doubts are the ants-in-the-pants of faith. Freshly revised and expanded for this edition, Wishful Thinking is a “beguiling” [ Time ] adventure in language for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words.

And the book’s title? In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sin, he invited Share your thoughts with other customers. 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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Sometimes the truth is what sets us wishing for it”.