The life I touch for good or ill will touch
another life, and that in turn another, until who knows
where the trembling stops
or in what far place my touch will be felt
(Carl) Frederick Buechner is an American writer and theologian. Born July 11, 1926 in New York City, he is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books thus far. His work encompasses different genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays and sermons, and his career has spanned six decades.