Peculiar Treasures by Frederick BuechnerPeculiar Treasures by Frederick Buechner

Peculiar Treasures

byFrederick Buechner

Paperback | September 30, 1993

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In this second book of his popular lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner profiles more than 125 of the Bible's most holy and profane people -- and one whale. In his lively and witty prose, Buechner brings to life such moments from scripture as:

  • Adam's pangs of regret for a remembered Eden

  • Delilah's last glimpse of Samson as they dragged him away

  • Lazarus's first impressions upon rising from the dead

To read Peculiar Treasures is to realize that many of these legendary figures are not who we thought they were. But they are -- in their human dreams,ambitions, and imperfections -- very much like us.

Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent work is Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC?s of Faith.
Title:Peculiar TreasuresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.51 inPublished:September 30, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060611413

ISBN - 13:9780060611415

From Our Editors

Insightful and humorous profiles of more than 125 of the Bible's holiest and most profane people--and one whale--from the celebrated author of Listening to Your Life. "Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers".--Annie Dillard. 107 line drawings

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“Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers.”