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Discussion in 'Books / Publications Forum' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 31, 2009.
From a friend in Prague.
Don't think you'll find a lot of Buechner fans here on the BB. However, I am one of them. Never read this one, though I have seen it in the bookstore. Thanks for the reminder -- I need to get it the next time I'm there.
I purchased a lightly used copy for ~$7 after reading this review.
It's definitely a stimulating read.
I've been using it like a devotional, reading few pages at a time.
I've found my mind wandering on almost every page considering of how I can apply it to my life situations.
Have your read any other of his books?
What would you recommend next?
I own and have read several of his books and I have learned from each one.
Here is from Wikipedia:
He is quite elderly ... I believe he is still alive. My wife's brother introduced us to his writings. Buechner had his car serviced at the garage where he worked and they struck up a friendship. Buechner gave him several of his books.
I've read a fair bit of him. I don't consider his works to be worthy contributions. He seems to write more for the novice layman. Peculiar Treasures was the first work I read in college. Interesting, but again not a very helpful contribution.
I wouldn't say stay away but at the same time I wouldn't recommend him. Far more worthy works exist. Just don't have much in the way of expectations and you won't be disappointed should you decide to read him.
I don't recall reading this particular work, so I'll reserve judgement on that til I read it.