Buechner captures his childhood, his father’s suicide, and his life leading to his decision to enter seminary, showing how God speaks to us every moment of every day.
“A singularly graceful synthesis of memoir and theological explanation… Entrancing… poetically rich.”–Washington Post Book World
“Fascinating … striking … a beautifully successful experiment.”–New York Times Book Review
“A candid self-portrait of a devout man.”–Philadelphia Inquirer
In his second volume of memoirs, Buechner tells his story of finding vocation at seminary days and early ministry, and the evolution of his life as a writer.
“Strikes to the heart. … Unpreachy meditations on life and Christianity at its most profound.”–People Magazine
“Buechner writes better than almost anyone. … Deep within it, as we read, the sun shines and the constellations rove.”–James Merrill
“Buechner is graceful in story and insights.”–Los Angeles Times
“Buechner is a worthy member of the great prose stylists: Pascal, Newman, and Merton, who have harnessed their art to a passionate religious faith.”–Louis Auchincloss
The third volume of Buechner’s memoirs explores his father’s alcohol abuse and traces the influence of secrets on his life as a son, father, husband, minister, and writer.
“Buechner speaks in a sensitive and quietly humorous voice as he describes crises in his life. … Uncommonly rewarding and inspirational.”–Publishers Weekly
“A meditation on the connection between knowing and sharing secrets and discovering the reality of a loving and merciful God.”–Chicago Tribune
“Buechner’s chronicling once again tells us something about what it means to be human.”–Christianity Today
The fourth and most recent volume of Buechner’s memoirs addresses friendship and his most personal relationships as he explores the mysteries and truths behind his connections to family, friends, and mentors.
“Old friends and new readers alike will be delighted. … In this extraordinarily moving and beautifully written memoir, Buechner reflects on life, faith, friendship, and family.”–Bookpage
“In this deeply moving memoir, filled with mortality, gratitude, and joy, Buechner invites us to see (as he has seen) with the eyes of the heart.”–Marcus J. Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
“Frederick Buechner is one of my favorite writers. The Eyes of the Heart is beautiful and wise, full of insight, charm, and tenderness.”–Anne Lamott