The Longing for Home: Reflections at Midlife - eBook
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The Longing for Home: Reflections at Midlife - eBook  -     By: Frederick Buechner

The Longing for Home: Reflections at Midlife - eBook

HarperOne / 2009 / ePub

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Arguing that a faithful church must maintain its unique identity in the midst of the world-not in escape from it-Rev. Jason Stellman wants Christians to understand that they are alien citizens living in a foreign land. Believing that most Evangelicals are so immersed in contemporary secular culture that they have left behind their Christian peculiarity, Stellman argues they must-for the sake of the Gospel-regain their distinctive identity. Stellman is not suggesting that Christians withdrawal from culture, but rather that they should engage their participation from the basis of Christian identity. We should see our lives from a future standpoint and recognize God's grace as it is performed in our lives, even when we cannot see it in the present.

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Title: The Longing for Home: Reflections at Midlife - eBook
By: Frederick Buechner
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780061748639
ISBN-13: 9780061748639
Stock No: WW72638EB

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In this deeply moving book of reflection and recollection, Frederick Buechner once again draws us into his deeply textured life and experience to illuminate our own understanding of home as both our place of origin and our ultimate destination.

For Frederick Buechner, the meaning of home is twofold: the home we remember and the home we dream. As a word, it not only recalls the place that we grew up in and that had much to do with the people we eventually became, but also points ahead to the home that, in faith, we believe awaits us at life's end. Writing at the approach of his seventieth birthday, he describes, both in prose and in a group of poems, the one particular house that was most precious to him as a child, the books he read there, and the people he loved there. He speaks also of the lifelong search we are all engaged in to make a new home for ourselves and for our families, which is at the same time a search to find something like the wholeness and comfort of home with ourselves. As he turns his attention to our dreams of the heavenly home still to come, he sees it as both hallowing and fulfilling the charity and the peach of our original home.

Writing with warmth, wisdom, and compelling eloquence, Frederick Buechner once again enables us to see more deeply into the secret places of our hearts. The Longing for Home will help to bring clarity and guidance to anyone who searches for meaning in a world that all too often seems meaningless.

Author Bio

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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