The Magnificent Defeat

The Magnificent DefeatBuechner’s lectures at a New England boarding school provide a platform for his examination of what it means to follow Christ, the lessons of Christmas and Easter, the miracles of grace, and “the magnificent defeat” of the human soul of God.

“These are powerful sermons, designed for the skeptical and inquiring, no less than for the devout.”–Choice

“Combines high writing skill with a profound understanding of Christian essentials.”–New York Times Book Review

“One of today’s most powerful writers on religious themes here offers meditations on key passages of the Old and New Testaments that fuse “rhythmic style, rich imagery, forthright biblical exegesis [and] bring to mind the meditative work of J. B. Phillips and C. S. Lewis.”–Presbyterian Life