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Peculiar Treasures

Frederick Buechner

Peculiar Treasures

Frederick Buechner

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Insightful and humorous profiles of more than 125 of the Bible's holiest and most profane people--and one whale--from the celebrated author of Listening to Your Life. 'Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers'.--Annie Dillard. 107 line drawings.

- Publisher <p align="left">In this second book of his popular lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner profiles more than 125 of the Bible's most holy and profane people -- and one whale. In his lively and witty prose, Buechner brings to life such moments from scripture as: </p><p align="left"><blockquote><ul type="disc"><li>Adam's pangs of regret for a remembered Eden</li></ul></p><p align="left"><ul type="disc"><li>Delilah's last glimpse of Samson as they dragged him away</li></ul></p><p align="left"><ul type="disc"><li>Lazarus's first impressions upon rising from the dead</li></ul></blockquote></p><p align="left">To read <i>Peculiar Treasures</i> is to realize that many of these legendary figures are not who we thought they were. But they are -- in their human dreams, ambitions, and imperfections -- very much like us.</p>

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About "Peculiar Treasures"

Insightful and humorous profiles of more than 125 of the Bible's holiest and most profane people--and one whale--from the celebrated author of Listening to Your Life. 'Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers'.--Annie Dillard. 107 line drawings.
- Publisher

<p align="left">In this second book of his popular lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner profiles more than 125 of the Bible's most holy and profane people -- and one whale. In his lively and witty prose, Buechner brings to life such moments from scripture as: </p><p align="left"><blockquote><ul type="disc"><li>Adam's pangs of regret for a remembered Eden</li></ul></p><p align="left"><ul type="disc"><li>Delilah's last glimpse of Samson as they dragged him away</li></ul></p><p align="left"><ul type="disc"><li>Lazarus's first impressions upon rising from the dead</li></ul></blockquote></p><p align="left">To read <i>Peculiar Treasures</i> is to realize that many of these legendary figures are not who we thought they were. But they are -- in their human dreams, ambitions, and imperfections -- very much like us.</p>
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Frederick Buechner

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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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 234553
  • Product Code 0060611413
  • EAN 9780060611415
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Jul 1993
  • Sales Rank #17531
  • Dimensions 202 x 136 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.172kg

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