The Hungering Dark
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About "The Hungering Dark"
< p align="left"> 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. < i> The Hungering Dark< /i> towers as one of Fredrick Buechner's best statements on contemporary belief challenged by doubt.< /p> < p align="left"> Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments, < i> The Hungering Dark< /i> invites us to discover the hidden face of God, the manifestation of his grace, revealed in stillness, in unexpected places, often "through a glass, darkly." It invites us to say yes to "the possibility of God," and to recover "this fantastic hope that the future belongs to God...that holiness will return to our world."< /p>
Meet 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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I've only recently been introduced to the works of Buechner, but already he has become a favourite of mine, in a similar category for me as CS Lewis. This collection of writings on many topics is composed with great eloquence and beauty, and loosely addresses why it can be so hard for us to really see God's truths. This book is divided between The Search - where we have a responsibility to seek God to fill our 'Hungering Dark' and The Sought - which depicts God's ever present desire to bring us to Him. What I like most about Buechner is his ability to say the truth in a simple way that makes perfect sense, yet in a manner that I never would have thought of myself. While some essays are better than others, this collection that deals with doubt, hope and so much more is sure to have something that appeals to everyone