These powerful reflections on biblical themes by one of today's most popular religious writers point up the truth that the darkness of doubt is often necessary to provoke a hunger for God. The Hungering Dark towers as one of Fredrick Buechner's best statements on contemporary belief challenged by doubt.
Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments, The Hungering Dark invites us to discover the hidden face of God, the manifestation of his grace, revealed in stillness, in unexpected places, often "e;through a glass, darkly."e; It invites us to say yes to "e;the possibility of God"e;, and to recover "e;this fantastic hope that the future belongs to God...that holiness will return to our world."e;