Archives For Philip Yancey


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A Feature Review of

Vanishing grace: Whatever Happened to the Good News?
Philip Yancey

Hardback: Zondervan, 2014
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Reviewed by Joshua Neds-Fox


Philip Yancey has an itch he can’t quite scratch. He knows that whatever it is that the Gospel is trying to get across to us, we haven’t got it right. We – and I mean the ‘little Christs,’ those of us who go to church and say our prayers, the Christians – are right this very moment failing miserably at being the kind of salt and light that preserves and illuminates the dark world, and the world in return is moving on past our gospel to other distractions. Christianity is no longer attractive to the West. Though the title suggests that Yancey is only interested in diagnosing the disease, he’s actually also seeking the cure. Yancey is wrestling with why, exactly, are we failing and what, exactly, can we do about it? As a writer, he’s doing his wrestling the only way he knows how – with words words words.
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Central to living a life that is good, is a life that’s forgiving.  Tweet this ] We’re creatures of contact, regardless of whether we kiss or we wound. Still, we must come together.”
– David Rakoff
who died on this date, 2012
Poem of the Day:
Veni, Creator Spiritus
John Dryden
born on this date in 1631
(via The Poetry Foundation)

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What’s So Amazing About Grace?
by Philip Yancey

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The Wake Up Call – August 9, 2014


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A Feature Review of

The Question that Never Goes Away

Philip Yancey

Hardback: Zondervan, 2014
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Reviewed by Julie Lane-Gay.
It only takes a glance at the New York Times to remind us that tragedies happen frequently.  Even on days without plane crashes and bus station bombings, we see accounts of children killed in war and actor’s suicides.  Some of us find ourselves asking God almost daily, “Why did you let this happen?”
Philip Yancey’s slim new volume, The Question that Never Goes Away, is his answer, written after spending countless hours alongside those directly affected by Japan’s 2011 earthquake, the Civil war in the Balkans and Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Massacre. If ever there were people to speak credibly about the “Why?” questions, and a scrupulously truthful writer to record their answers, these are they.

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