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  • Author: Author,Philip Yancey
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Faith Words; Unabridged edition (October 19, 2010)
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Yancey brings us a new format in his book, What Good is God. He takes us on a global trek to ten distinct . Philip Yancey is one of two or three writers on faith matters who will always get my attention when they release new books.

Yancey brings us a new format in his book, What Good is God. He takes us on a global trek to ten distinct groups of people to determine if the faith he writes about holds up through the tough issues he encounters in the "refiner's fire of oppression, violence, and plague. We see underground Christians in China, the horrific lives of those thrown into prostitution, recovering alcoholics in Chicago and life on campus in a 1960s Bible College. The idea for the book came to him while on an airplane.

In this book, Philip Yancey presents his ideas about spirituality in an extremely realistic and practical wa.

In this book, Philip Yancey presents his ideas about spirituality in an extremely realistic and practical way. He examines the concept of God's goodness and the value of faith in the troubled times we live in and does not mince words or give pithy pat answers. He honestly looks at some disturbing issues with a view to discovering if God is actually good in that specific situation. Yancey brings us a new format in his book, What Good is God. He takes us on a global trek to ten distinct groups of people to determine if the faith he writes about holds up through the tough issues he encounters in the refiner’s fire of oppression, violence, and plague.

Philip Yancey (Goodreads Author). Published September 16th 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton. Published 2010 by Faith Words. Advance Reading Copy, Paperback, 290 pages. ISBN: 0446559857 (ISBN13: 9780446559850). Author(s): Philip Yancey (Goodreads Author).

Автор: Yancey Philip Название: What Good Is God? .

Need assurance that your faith really matters? Best-selling author Yancey often struggles to understand the practical value of believing in. .Includes a new introduction. 304 pages, softcover from Faithwords.

Need assurance that your faith really matters? Best-selling author Yancey often struggles to understand the practical value of believing in God. Journeying to places plagued by the world's deepest problems--from terrorist-stricken Virginia Tech to the war-torn Middle East--and uplifted by its shining joys, he offers heart-tugging reasons why faith and hope endure.

Описание: Philip Yancey offers an honest and insightful book to help readers explore their need to find spiritual connection and community. Автор: Yancey, Philip Название: Prayer: does it make any difference?

Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God.

Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith.

Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? Does it change God's mind or ours or both?

Narrated by: Philip Yancey. Best selling author and respected journalist Philip Yancey takes a deeper look at the Christ of the Gospels. Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? Does it change God's mind or ours or both? This book is an invitation to communicate with God the Father who invites us into an eternal partnership through prayer.

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Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution. At each of the 10 places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. WHAT GOOD IS GOD? tells the story of Philips journey--the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves. Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters.
Reviews about What Good Is God?: In Search of a Faith That Matters (7):
Jwalextell
I really enjoyed this book, with the caveat that it grew a bit too long. This is a slow ready set of tales, with speeches by the author to the various groups he was visiting. The book became a little repetitive and was a little too long in my judgment. Half of the stories told would have suffice for the illustration of the theme of the book concerning grace. I should say there were many items of interest, many pieces of information or scripture citations which were helpful at the least. But again I think maybe half these stories could have made the points he wanted to make more than adequately. One other thing. The headline I have chosen for this review is one of the queries his experiences created for Yancey. My responsive question is would religious dictatorship be more conducive to the production of less decadence? I think the question has already been answered dozens of times in Europe's history. Perhaps he needs a little more study of the religious history of Europe and its dictatorial church driven leaders.
Nikok
Phillip Yancey is one of the most influential writers in the Evangelical world today. "I write books for myself," he says on his blog, "searching for a loving, gracious God." Yancey writes about God's grace instead of the God he feared because of the hellfire and brimstone preaching he received from what he calls a "toxic church."

Yancey brings us a new format in his book, What Good is God. He takes us on a global trek to ten distinct groups of people to determine if the faith he writes about holds up through the tough issues he encounters in the "refiner's fire of oppression, violence, and plague." We see underground Christians in China, the horrific lives of those thrown into prostitution, recovering alcoholics in Chicago and life on campus in a 1960s Bible College. The idea for the book came to him while on an airplane. After his book tour in India was bumped because of the terror in Mumbai in 2008, Yancey instead spoke to a small group in an Indian church. His theme: How do we find comfort in the midst of disaster and suffering?

During his quest, Yancey, the journalist observed with a practiced eye while Yancey, the believer, probed his soul for answers. His sojourns through the dark places of our planet and its broken people are metaphors for his own spiritual journey. The message of What Good is God? echoes that of a pastor preaching from a passage in Romans following the Virginia Tech campus massacre. "Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good."

The design of the book was refreshing. Effective illustrations precede each chapter. The poignant cover shows a small lantern perched high above an unnamed modern city. Faith in God makes a difference--not just in a small 18th century church, but in the indescribable suffering of today's world.

Compassion may have been the only gift Phillip Yancey felt he could give to the broken and injured he met on his travels. The message of What Good is God, however, is clear. Good exists in this flawed planet because God is here. By encouraging believers to allow the light of Christ to illuminate the darkest places of our experiences, Phillip Yancey reassures us that our vigilant God is present, no matter what tragedy we stumble upon.

Reviewed by Holly Weiss, author of Crestmont
Steel_Blade
Philip Yancey is one of two or three writers on faith matters who will always get my attention when they release new books. As a reader, one must be careful in Yancey's case, because his publishers have on several occasions repackaged or abridged previous work, and sometimes he releases a book of essays which are usually quite good, but not as focused as his best work. This book lies somewhere between the best new product (What's So Amazing About Grace, The Jesus I Never Knew, Rumors of Another World) and the essays. As a result it is quite readable, contextually strong but not the tranformational work I was hoping for from the title. That said, this is a must read, and I hope you'll grab it quickly.

The book is set against his travels, espeically into situations where people easily ask where is God now? Places like China, Mumbai, Virginia Tech and South Africa become laboratories for exploring the movement of God's grace in a troubled world. The format is simple-a chapter describing the situation he was entering, the people he was speaking to and what he hoped to see, and then an essay/talk from that trip. It is a kind of exploratory experiential theology, the kind of thing Yancey does best. In ever instance God's grace shines through clearly and I find myself seeing God more fully. This kind of life situational grace filled theology is a welcome antidote to the cold orthodoxy and polemical striving of many evangelical (especially Reformed tradtion) writers and the lack of direction of most emergent writers.

I highly recommend the book. If you like Yancey's previous work, i'm pretty confident you will love this one. If you are unfamiliar with his work, its a pretty good place to start.
Mr_Mix
I am a fan of Philip precisely because he is willing to ask the hard questions; he asks the questions that I so often find running through my own mind. In his latest work, Yancey poses the question "What Good is God?" He then seeks the answer through reviewing a wide sample of trips he has taken in the past few years. His eclectic gathering of stories from such a wide variety of places lends credo to the answer to the question. From prostitutes to college students, to South Africans, addicts and other populations, his interview style and his openness about his own doubts and assurances about God give the reader much to think about. Thank you, Mr. Yancey, for once again being transparent with your own soul, so that your readers are more apt to be transparent with their souls before God.
Beardana
Philip Yancey is the C.S. Lewis of our generation. He takes complex spiritual issues and makes them as plain and easy to understand as the ABC's. This book explains to power of a Christian culture in a society and consequences of a lack there of. He uses modern day examples and real life accounts of events and personal stories. Another Christianity and Politics book I think every Christian should read is Christians and Politics: Uneasy Partners by Yancey. It is only 99 cents and worth far more.

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