Buechner’s first-person retelling of the life of British twelfth-century holy man and sinner Saint Godric of Finchale explores the nature of spirituality and turns upside down sin, spiritual yearning, fierce asceticism, and, ultimately, rebirth.
“A remarkable book. … [A] true work of art.”–Atlantic Monthly
“In the extraordinary figure of Godric, both stubborn outsider and true child of God, both worldly and unworldly, Frederick Buechner has found an ideal means of exploring the nature of spirituality. Godric is a living battleground where God fights it out with the world, the Flesh, and the Devil.”–London Times Literary Supplement