Wendell Berry

Author, farmer and environmentalist Wendell Berry lives in north central Kentucky. The latest of his more than 50 books is A Place in Time, a collection of 20 short stories.

I am by principle and often spontaneously, as if by nature, a man of faith. But my reading of the Gospels, comforting and clarifying and instructive as they frequently are, deeply moving or exhilarating as they frequently are, has caused me to understand them also as a burden, sometimes raising the hardest of personal questions, sometimes bewildering, sometimes contradictory, sometimes apparently outrageous in their demands. This is the confession of an unconfident reader.
September 20, 2005