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READ ´ BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK Ê Philip Yancey CHARACTERS ↠ What Good Is God? Philip Yancey Ê 1 CHARACTERS Challenging uestions For each of his ten destinations this book shares Philip's inspiri. This is Phillip Yancey s latest book and the second Yancey book I ve read It s very good and I looked forward to reading a chapter each night after work There are some wonderful stories that I hope to remember and share with others The book is set up in a series of sections made up of two chapters In the first chapter of the section Yancey provides background on the situation circumstances invitation etc that led to him giving a talk at a particular place Then in the second chapter Yancey gives an edited version of his talk Yancey presents talks he s given to a wide variety of groups to a campus church after the Virigina Tech tragedy to a group of Christians ministering to expats working in Muslim nations to a convention of professional sex workers to Alcoholics Anonymous to Cambridge CS Lewis fans and In search of a faith that matters Yancey finds such a faith in these different groups I enjoyed Yancey s style and how in every talk he exalts the good news of God s radical grace I liked this uote from the book Besides the definition of a monk it could also be a definition of a church A monk is simply a sinner who joins a community of sinners who are confident in God s mercy and who strive to recognize their weaknesses in the presence of their brothers
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READ ´ BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK Ê Philip Yancey CHARACTERS ↠ What Good Is God? Philip Yancey Ê 1 CHARACTERS Ng words of encouragement and reveals the compelling story behind the speaking engagemen. Got an advance copy of this from the bookstore where I work Philip Yancey is one of my favorite Christian writers and he had an interesting and effective format for this book It was divided into 10 sections each one about a place he had traveled where he had been struck by the faith of the people he met and the difference God had made in their lives From Mumbai shortly after the terrorist attacks in 2008 to Virginia Tech after a student went on a murderous rampage to a convention of women who had found their way out of prostitution Yancey writes about the people he meets with anecdotes of incredible faith and struggles to not only survive the world but to make it a better place Each section is divided in two Yancey setting the stage for the speaking engagement in each place and then the actual speech he gave I was moved by this book and may need to read it again for the inspiration it gave I recommend it to Christians and non Christians alike as a book that presents stunning examples of Christianity as it should bePhilip Yancey Ê 1 CHARACTERS
READ ´ BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK Ê Philip Yancey CHARACTERS ↠ What Good Is God? Philip Yancey Ê 1 CHARACTERS Speaker journalist and bestselling author Philip Yancey has travelled the world tackling. My husband read this book for a reading group at church When he brought it home I asked him So What good is God He wasn t able to give me an answer Now that I have read the book myself I know why not Yancey doesn t actually answer that uestion A accurate title might have been Travels With Yancey Each chapter describes a different place he has visited and includes a talk that he gave there He has been literally around the world often meeting with people in extreme circumstances people in pain following acts of violence and terrorism people facing persecution sex workers trying to escape from prostitution addicts struggling to recover In many cases Yancey doesn t have to answer the uestion What good is God because he meets people who have already answered the uestion for themselves with stories of their encounters with a God who has saved them from a downward spiral It may not be God s goodness that is in uestion so much as our faith Yancey is always ready to correct the imbalances of Christianity Christians are too judgmental too legalistic American Christians are too distracted by consumerism and celebrity culture Christians need to be reaching out to the marginalized as Jesus did Christians need to be caring for the poor as Jesus did Christians need to return to the primary message of love and acceptance If we can do that we can make a difference in the world even when few in number If we can do that we can show others the goodness of God like the lamp on the cover shining over a dark city
- What Good Is God?
- Philip Yancey
- 07 July 2019