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

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

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

Title:Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale
Edition Language:English

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

  • Ben

    There are two kinds of really good books - the first you devour as quickly as possible - marathon reads... The second you savour, slowly nibbling and sipping at the edges, stopping and pondering. This...

  • Alexis Neal

    Buechner examines the arc of the gospel using the well known genres of tragedy, comedy, and fairy tale--that is, bad news, good news, and transformation or fantasy. He begins with the tragedy of sin a...

  • G.M. Burrow

    Buechner has many valid points, many brilliant ones, some that make us scratch our head, but all fascinating. He writes somewhat like Rosenstock-Huessy—that almost stream-of-consciousness prose that...

  • Stephen Hicks

    This little book was short and sweet, but incredibly powerful as well. Buechner isn't the first person to put the Gospel in new lights so that we may reignite our reverence for it, however, his style ...

  • Alexandria Skinner

    If art is a creation which captures some deep essence of truth, and in which the whole transcends the sum of its parts, then this masterfully-told story is art of a mythical and poetic form rarely see...

  • Jen

    I love how Buechner can mashup biblical and literary characters with a 20th-century setting. Humor and compassion come through clearly....

  • Autumn Kovach

    Such an interesting book about the gospel but in a completely different light. I find reads like this very refreshing as it reminds me of a childhood truth in a new way. A good book to digest slowly a...

  • Drew Darby

    I don't know if I'm just sentimental, or if it's just the state I'm in spiritually, but this little book about preaching was very moving for me, especially the section on the Gospel as tragedy. Beuchn...

  • Ray

    Simply the best book on preaching I've ever read. Buechner uses the simple device of tragedy, comedy, and fairy tale as three pathways to the same destination: honest, truthful, and authentic preachin...

  • Sylvester

    So much going on in this very short book, it seems impossible to review without studying further. I don't know that I always agree with Buechner, but I appreciate the spirit of what he writes. I love ...