The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life by Frederick Buechner
The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life by Frederick Buechner is a compilation of Essays that will help the reader into getting more out of life by seeing everyday things with a more eternal perspective. What looks like a relatively simple exercise, is capable of bringing about lifelong growth simply by paying more attention to the everyday world that surrounds us. One does not need to travel to an exotic location or plan an expensive pilgrimage to the Holy Land to appreciate the inherent spirituality that exits all around you. In fact Buechner argues that even greater spiritual growth can be reached when you look within and around your immediate surrounding. Not exactly a book that needs to be read from cover to cover, this book contains several shorter length essays that take time and perseverance to digest. Throughout, Buechner shares anecdotes from his own life to illustrate that even challenging life experiences and grief need not forfeit one's ability to appreciate the beauty and the wisdom that life has to offer. This book is suitable for more experienced believers who wish to fine tune their faith as well as skeptics and agnostics who are seeking truth and meaning. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Zondervan for the purpose of writing this review.