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

Hardcover | May 5, 2009

byFrederick Buechner

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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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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 anyon...

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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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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 anyon...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.53 inPublished:May 5, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060611561

ISBN - 13:9780060611569

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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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“A beguiling book. . . . Buechner handles difficult subjects (eternity immortality prayer) with a casual aplomb and easy analogy” (Time)