The Hungering Dark Paperback – 1 May 1985
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From the Back Cover
These powerful reflections on biblical themes by one of today's most popular religious writers point up the truth that the darkness of doubt is often necessary to provoke a hunger for God. The Hungering Dark towers as one of Frederick Buechner's best statements on contemporary belief challenged by doubt.
About the Author
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.
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His approach is very different to the general run of Christian writers, and he is human through an through, his writing down to earth, and his theology very accessible to doubting and searching readers.
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Buechner is quoted far more often that he's read because he has succinct poetic phrases that look at typical theological issues from a different perspective. I tend to like his non-fiction better than the fiction works. His biographical reflections are what he's really known for though I like the sermon books such as this one best. I read it while I was in college and it was a significantly different way of looking at faith. I read it seven times before I began to understand it. That's not because it's inaccessible. It's because his way of thinking about faith was so drastically different than the culture in which I was raised. I stuck with it because I knew that people who I admired really liked Buechner and I was determined to get a better understanding of what he was about. He's the only author to whom I wrote. It was just a small letter to let him know I liked this book and was reading Godric at the time. He was kind enough to hand write a letter back to me. I've met a few other folks who have gotten similar letters from him.
Buechner is poignant and insightful. Each chapter is complete and yet leaves the reader hanging on for more. It's like the reading equivalent of savoring a piece of cheesecake.