Buechner 101, by Frederick Buechner

Selected essays, excerpts, letters, and lectures provide a chance for new readers to preview work they may later return to savor and for old fans to revisit texts they may find it’s time to reread. This modest selection from Frederick Buechner’s widely varied body of work gathers pieces from different genres and periods into a sampler to be savored, including pieces from Whistling in the Dark, Wishful Thinking, Telling Secrets, and his remarkable novel Godric. With an introduction by Anne Lamott and an enthusiastic tribute by Barbara Brown Taylor, the collection offers a rich range of life-giving words from a beloved theologian-novelist-preacher-speaker-essayist and encourager—the one who has found many ways to remind us that “God speaks into or out of the thick of our days.”