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    • ISBN:9781444719086
    • Publication date:24 Nov 2011

Finding God in Unexpected Places

By Philip Yancey

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Brilliant, provocative, inspirational and earthy - a much-loved Philip Yancey collection of everyday spirituality.

God is not only to be found in majestic cathedrals or supernatural visions, shows best-selling author Yancey, but also and often more powerfully in the unexpected places - the might of a polar bear, the oppression of a Peruvian prison cell or in the broken cry of Shakespeare's King Lear. As we discover God's footprints in increasingly unlikely places, so our understanding of his beauty, love and power continues to grow.

Finding God in Unexpected Places will sharpen your spiritual vision and challenge you to look for God outside the four walls of the church. he may not be as far away as you think.

In this updated edition of an already-popular title, Yancey has removed nine of the chapters that he felt had become dated, and added another fourteen brand new chapters.

Biographical Notes

Philip Yancey is a phenomenally best-selling writer of Christian Spirituality. He has written many bestselling books including, SOUL SURVIVOR and WHEN LIFE HURTS. He is the general editor of the NIV STUDENT BIBLE & CONCORDANCE.

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  • ISBN: 9780340864098
  • Publication date: 18 Jul 2005
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
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Fearfully and Wonderfully

Philip Yancey, Paul Brand
Authors:
Philip Yancey, Paul Brand

Mysterious, intricate, pulsing with energy ... the human body is an endlessly fascinating repository of incredible secrets. In this new work, comprising two classics (Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image) edited together and updated, renowned surgeon Dr Paul Brand and award-winning writer Philip Yancey take us on a tour of wonder through the human body.Illustrated with stories from Dr Brand's ground-breaking career as a hand surgeon who changed the lives of leprosy sufferers by transforming medical treatment protocols, this lively narrative paints an unforgettable portrait of the incredible unity of the human body in its trillions of parts.As compassionate as he was brilliant, Dr Brand cared as much about his suffering patients as he was intensely curious about how the body works. And so just as his brilliant intuition - which led to medical breakthroughs earning him international awards and acclaim - makes human physiology come alive on the page, so does his deep love for people in their dignity as image-bearers make spirituality come alive on the page as well.Although Brand and Yancey do not presume that readers share their Christian faith, they trace the metaphor of 'one body, many parts' from a medical perspective on human life as well as a mystical perspective on the unifying presence of the Body of Christ. Filled with riveting stories of Dr Brand's work among the marginalized and outcast, this journey of understanding offers astonishing insights and page-turning reading.

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Your Battles Belong to the Lord

Joyce Meyer, Joyce Meyer
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Joyce Meyer, Joyce Meyer

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Rebuilding the Ruins

Samara Levy
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Samara Levy

In 2014 God called Samara Levy three times over 8 months to "start collecting" aid to send to Syria. Samara was a stay at home mum with two young boys with no experience whatsoever. It started with a vision to fill one lorry of aid, but four years later she has just loaded her 101st container, has sent 11 ambulances to Syria, set up a charity and distributed aid to more than 350,000 people in the Middle East. Since starting this work, Samara has also visited Syria, one of the most dangerous war zones of our generation, which has the highest number of kidnappings and killings of humanitarian workers in the world and in 2016, 2/3rds of the world's attacks on healthcare took place in Syria. A mother's calling tells the story not only of how this work developed from nothing, but also of Samara's own internal journey: what she has learnt about stepping out in faith and listening to God, and of how he uses the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary.Part testimony and part sharing, this book will inspire all who see the daily headlines about the situation in Syria and wonder what possible difference they can make. It is a story of hope, and of how in our weakness and inability God does the miraculous with whatever we can offer.

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Philip Yancey: Soul Survivor, Prayer, Vanishing Grace

Philip Yancey
Authors:
Philip Yancey

Yancey's lifelong writing career has always focused on the search for honest faith that makes a visible difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What's So Amazing about Grace? he issued a benchmark call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behaviour as they are in asserting their beliefs.This collection sets out Yancey's search for a life enhanced by faith instead of diminished by religion. Having struggled to forge personal convictions about God amid the ironies of life and the incongruities of religion, he looks closer at those whose lives radiate spiritual authenticity rather than pious posturing.From Dostoevsky to Martin Luther King, G. K. Chesterton to Paul Brand, Yancey pays homage to some of the most remarkable, selfless, Christ-like lives our world has known, and asks what both he and we can do to find such beautiful faith in our own lives. Multi-award winning spirituality writer Philip Yancey is loved throughout the world for his honest, insightful and inspirational writing.

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God Has Spoken

J.I. Packer
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J.I. Packer

J. I. Packer maintains that anyone who wants to know God will want to know as much as they can of what is in the Bible. For through it God reveals himself and his purpose to us; and in it we discover his fellowship and grace. Packer presents the case for reliability of the Bible and urges us to return with open hearts to reading God's word, and to discovering its overwhelming power in our lives.This challenging sequel to Knowing God is a great resource for the Christian journey.

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NIV God's Justice Bible

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New International Version

The Christian God is deeply and passionately concerned with justice - it's his very nature and it's evident throughout the Bible. God created a good world; a flourishing garden, in which there was no evil and humans and all living creatures could thrive and prosper. But evil did enter, humankind faltered, and there began God's great fight - to win back our hearts and inspire us to join with him in administering justice and bringing the fullness of life to creation. The NIV God's Justice Bible explores this key character trait of God and important area of Christian life. Alongside the NIV Bible text, a global cast of scholars and justice fighters contribute study notes, book introductions, questions for reflection and prayers to inform, challenge and inspire. NIV God's Justice Bible is designed to fire readers' passion for social justice and take positive steps to bring justice issues to light in their own circles of influence - all for the glory of God.The writers come from every continent, representing organisations such as International Justice Mission, Compassion and World Vision. Well-known UK and US contributors include Krish Kandiah, Ron Sider and Joel Edwards.

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Listening To God

Joyce Huggett
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Joyce Huggett
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NIV Large Print Single-Column Deluxe Reference Bible

New International Version
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New International Version

New International Version Large Print Bible with 12pt, single-column text, cross-references and concordance. This deluxe leather-bound edition with its handsome presentation case is an ideal gift to mark a special occasion. Since it is very important for readers to see the words of the Bible clearly on the page, the increased text size used in this large print setting of the NIV Bible is 12pt on 14pt leading, which is very easy to read. Cross-references are included in the outer margin on each page. This Bible is bound in black bonded leather, with a smart, strong slipcase in black with gold lettering. The Bible has two ribbon markers and gold gilt page edging.Please note that the page numbers of this Large Print NIV Bible do not match the page numbers of the NIV 2011 Pew Bibles. If this is important for you, you may wish to consider the NIV Clear Print Bible (ISBN 9781444745252).This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated for the first time in 25 years, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

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Not As Bad As The Truth

David Pawson
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David Pawson

Over half a century of ministry, David Pawson has touched innumerable lives with his honest and uncompromising popular biblical theology. Now in his seventies, he has decided to write what will be one of the most eagerly-received autobiographies of any modern-day Christian leader.Not As Bad As The Truth is Pawson's written legacy to the Church. It will summarise the essence of his 'unorthodox evangelical' theology, including his beliefs on baptism, Israel, salvation, the End Times, male leadership, and divorce and remarriage.It will also discuss with honesty and insight the most significant events of his personal life - childhood and formative years, his failing health, and the blessings and challenges of family life.Pawson's commitment to biblical truth rarely fails to provoke a reaction. His teaching is loved and criticised in equal, passionate measures.

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In the Shelter

Padraig O Tuama
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Padraig O Tuama
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Encounters With Jesus

Timothy Keller
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Timothy Keller
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Vanishing Grace

Philip Yancey
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Philip Yancey

'Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?' This is a question that Philip Yancey has been asking all his life - for himself, as a pilgrim; for others, as a journalist. The question is more relevant now than ever: in the UK Christianity continues to decline, even as it is increasingly thought to be linked with intolerant, fundamentalist attitudes.Yet while identification with traditional forms of Christian religion is dropping, indicators show that interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? Why are so many asking, 'What's so good about the "good news?"'Yancey's lifelong writing career has always focused on the search for honest faith that makes a visible difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What's So Amazing about Grace? he issued a benchmark call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behaviour as they are in asserting their beliefs.People inside and outside the church are still thirsty for grace, Yancey points out. Perhaps what the church seemed to lack in its heyday is now, in its increasingly marginalised stance, exactly what it needs to recover in order to thrive. Grace can bridge the gap across the movement away from Christianity, inviting outsiders as well as insiders the chance to take a deep second look at why it matters and what could reignite its appeal to future generations.How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world of such wrenching need? Vanishing Grace: Whatever Happened to the Good News is a milestone book for all those who are striving to make sense of their faith and live it out amid the changing landscape of our day. Philip explores how Christians may have contributed to hostility toward them by presenting the gospel in ways that come across as strident and judgemental. Then he explores what kind of news is good to a culture that thinks it has rejected the Christian version. And finally, he offers illuminating stories of how faith can be expressed in ways that disarm even the most cynical critics - through pilgrims, activists, and artists rather than through preachers, evangelists, and apologists.

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NIV Soul Survivor Youth Bible Hardback

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New International Version

With over 500 added extras from the team and young people at Soul Survivor and other well-known Christian leaders, the NIV Soul Survivor Youth Bible digs deep into the Word - the key themes that run all the way through, the wisdom, stories and human lives that we can learn from. It also highlights what the Bible says about problems we face today, from tough life and world issues to the questions you really hope your mates don't ask. 'We've asked tough questions (like, 'Why does God allow suffering?' and 'What's Leviticus all about?!') as well as tackling important twenty-first century issues (like relationships, terrorism, money).There are streams on each topic for individual or group study, Bible reading plans, helpful facts and real-life stories. In short, we've packed every last thing that we could into these pages - and we've banned all jargon so it all makes sense!'Soul Survivor Each summer Soul Survivor festival gathers around 30,000 young people to worship Jesus, to learn, to pray and to hang out together in a field in Somerset. You can find out more about us and our events at www.soulsurvivor.com/uk The NIV BibleWith over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated for the first time in 25 years, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.British Text This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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The Approval Fix

Joyce Meyer
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Joyce Meyer

When we hear the word addiction, we tend to think of unbreakable habits involving drugs or alcohol. But many people struggle each day with a different kind of addiction: a deep need for the approval of others. Their unquenchable thirst for love and acceptance often causes people to suffer in relationships, give up on their dreams, and even forfeit their destinies. The key to breaking free from approval addiction, and the people-pleasing that goes along with it, is to understand and embrace the love of God and others and to be able to love yourself.In The Approval Fix, best-selling author Joyce Meyer offers the practical insights and lessons necessary to find freedom from the need for approval. Anyone who wants to enjoy life and build healthy relationships, but struggles to feel accepted, will benefit immensely from this book, which is full of proven principles from Meyer's years of experience helping people find freedom in many areas of their lives.

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Fear No Evil

David Watson
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David Watson
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The Question that Never Goes Away

Philip Yancey
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Philip Yancey

Some days, the news seems too much to bear. Yet another tsunami or earthquake or flood or fire or war atrocity. One more gun-toting madman stalking young people in idyllic Norway or moviegoers in Colorado or schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut. We turn off the news only to get a phone call about expectant parents with a stillborn baby, or a loved one whose cancer has returned. If we have faith in God, it gets shaken to the core. What was God doing in the moment when that tragedy could have been prevented? If we can't trust God to keep our children safe or our loved ones from dying in agony, what can we trust God for?In his classic book WHERE IS GOD WHEN IT HURTS?, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. Now, with new perspectives and stories gathered across nearly twenty-five years, once again he tackles the hard questions head-on. His visits to three places in 2012 raised the old problems with new urgency. More veteran pilgrim than curious journalist in his later years, Yancey faces with his trademark honesty the issues that often undermine faith, yet he emerges with comfort and hope. Along the way, he shows that Christians have an important role to play in bringing healing to a deeply wounded world.There are hopeful reasons to ask, once again, the question that never goes away...

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Shadowlands: The True Story of C S Lewis and Joy Davidman

Brian Sibley
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Brian Sibley
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The Shack Revisited

C. Baxter Kruger
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C. Baxter Kruger

Wm Paul Young's 2008 novel THE SHACK was a publishing phenomenon all over the world. Now respected theologian C. Baxter Kruger enlarges and articulates more fully the vision that Wm Paul Young created in THE SHACK. An exploration of the Trinity, the nature of God and our relationship to him, this book picks up where THE SHACK left off, and answers many readers' questions.

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What Good is God?

Philip Yancey
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Philip Yancey

Speaker, journalist and bestselling author, Philip Yancey has travelled the world tackling the most challenging questions: Can God truly bring solace to the terrorised people of Mumbai, or the students who witnessed the murder of their classmates? Will the deep scars of racism ever heal in post-apartheid South Africa, or the American South? Can a persecuted Christian minority have any impact in places as hostile as China or the Middle East?For each of his ten destinations, WHAT GOOD IS GOD? shares Philip's inspiring words of encouragement and reveals the compelling story behind the speaking engagement.Whether he's addressing alcoholics or Bible college students, sex workers or C.S. Lewis enthusiasts, Yancey's experiences of redemption, hope and grace provide evidence that when we are severely tested, faith really does matter.

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Taken on Trust

Terry Waite
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Terry Waite