Secrets in the Dark
Review by Sue@spiritualbookclub.com on 2006-02-16
There are some writing voices in the wilderness that you can "hear" and who seem to beckon you "home." Frederick Buechner, whom I've been reading for twenty-five years now, possesses one of those voices. This is a collection of his sermons, sermons given in a variety of places for a variety of occasions. The man is a fine wordsmith. He writes in a way that leaves me, well, stunned and amazed and wishing I could say it half as eloquently. As the author John Irving wrote of Buechner, "You don't have to be in the habit of going to church to listen to such a literary minister; you don't have to be a believer to be moved by Buechner's faith." Many speak of Buechner's great writing gift. He will move you to tears with his writing craft, his wisdom, and his faith. This is a book I relish...like sitting down with a great cup of coffee, something to enjoy slowly and savor because it's so delicious.