Wishful Thinking (Paperback)

A Theological ABC

By Frederick Buechner

HarperOne, 9780060611392, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 1993

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In Wishful Thinking, the first book in his much-loved lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner puts the language of God, the universe, and the human spirit under his wry linguistic microscope. In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sin, he invited us to look at theses everyday words in new and enlightening ways. Freshly revised and expanded for this edition, Wishful Thinking is a "beguiling" [Time] adventure in language for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC

“An artist is at work here...a wit with wisdom.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Thoughtful, spirited, entertaining.”
— Chicago Tribune