• Reader is introduced to Frederick Buechner.
• Buechner is a 50 year old writer.
• Buechner decides to write his memoirs to learn about God's instructions.
• Buechner believes that everyone can hear God through introspection.
• Buechner struggles to hear God through the noise present in every day.
• Buechner turned this epiphany into "Alphabet of Grace."
• Buechner likes to reminisce to see if he is on track.
• Buechner thinks that he has never fully gown up.
• Growing up does not end with adulthood.
Once Below a Time, Section 1, pp. 9-18
• Buechner discusses Dylan Thomas.
• The author examines early childhood mentality.
• Buechner introduces the concept of "once below a time."
• Eden is used as a metaphor.
• Buechner talks about the end of the universe.
• Living in the now is vital.
• Buechner's childhood is recalled.
• The Land of Oz is discussed for the first time.
• Buechner adores Oz's King Rinkitink.
• Buechner compares King...
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