The Faces of Jesus

by Frederick Buechner

Paperback, 1989





With timeless insight, Frederick Buechner introduces readers to the Jesus of the Gospels. The old, old story begins to ring new as Buechner revisits the ancient stories and shows us different aspects of the faces of Jesus. Award-winning author Frederick Buechner retells the stories of the Gospels and reminds us that to see Jesus afresh is to be changed and challenged and to be put back on our feet. The Faces of Jesus is a distinctive and warm-hearted look at this person, this God, this teacher, this wanderer, this man of suffering.


HarperCollins (1989), Edition: First Printing Thus


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LibraryThing member StephenBarkley
The Faces of Jesus is Buechner's brief survey of Jesus' life. He takes the reader through the important moments of Jesus' life with a poet's eye for beauty.

Unfortunately, the style of writing that so amazed me in Now and Then seemed largely absent here. It could have been my familiarity with the
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subject matter, but this book left me largely unmoved. To be sure, there were moments of poetic brilliance (this is Buechner we're talking about!)—but they seemed few and far between.

I must add that Paraclete Press didn't do the book any favors by selecting different sized fonts seemingly at random. It almost felt like they were stretching the material to make (almost) 100 pages.

I'll keep reading Buechner, but my prior enthusiasm has been slightly dampened.
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