By Philip Yancey
Winner of the CBC Book of the Year 2002.
In his most personally revealing book yet, Philip Yancey searches for the true hallmarks of Christian faith
Disillusioned by the distortions and hypocrisies of the church in which he grew up, Philip Yancey set out in search of 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.
Author of CBC Book of the Year 2007 - PRAYER
Philip Yancey is one of the most popular and acclaimed religious writers of our day. His searching and refreshingly honest books, which include FINDING GOD IN UNEXPECTED PLACES, SOUL SURVIVOR and PRAYER have encouraged and inspired millions of people around the world.
With a background in journalism, Philip admits that he prefers to ask the questions instead of answer them. This has led him through a path of re-discovering his faith and sharing that publicly through his writing in some of the most heart-felt and tried ways imaginable. A true wordsmith, a curator of language, Philip tackles difficult issues with an approach of 'this is what I've wrestled with and how I got through it so perhaps you might find it helpful too' makes his reading incredibly engaging.
Philip admits that he lost his faith in a racist church and made a living out of being a doubter and sceptic. After he came back to his faith, he wrote books about his journey by 'circling the edges' of common issues and eventually moving on to topics like Jesus, grace and most recently prayer.
Billy Graham has said that there is no one in the evangelical world whom he admires more.
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15 Nov 2007
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Hodder & Stoughton
A book about people and their lives, knowing the Lord. Philip Yancey is very honest about himself, the church he grew up with and his determination to find out how other people live. — Pam Teal, Woman Alive
I would love to tell the world about this book. A book about people and their lives, knowing the Lord. Philip Yancey is very honest about himself, the church he grew up with and his determination to find out how other people live.Who cannot be inspired to reach out to others after reading about Dr Paul Brand? What an amazing, skilled, gifted, humble, kind person he was. So many people were touched by his life. I can't wait to read the books written by Dr Brand and Philip Yancey. — Pam Teal, Woman Alive