The Question That Never Goes Away: Why?
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2013
Found this book to be so very timely, relevant and a true 'refresher' which was needed for me.
Working in Hospice care, I needed a tune-up and this book gave it to me.
Yancey puts it in everyday terms, not high-theology or academia, but rather an easy read with wonderful examples.
Great reflection on current events. Loved the portion about redemption.
Highly recommend this book. Bought it for Kindle on IPad
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2013
As always, Phillip Yancey has composed the words that keep me moving forward. I was so incredibly blessed by his book, The Gift of Pain, as I struggled with my own life challenges. I'm an amputee, and so much of what he said in The Gift of Pain was familiar to me. Now, with his new book, I can see how it all comes around. When I was researching before my amputation, and was so blessed by so many who had gone before me, and could offer me encouragement to me,I understood very deeply how giving back, now that I'm on the other side, helps the ones coming behind me. It's why I wrote "Just One Foot: How Amputation Cured My Disability". Because I so clearly saw how we are all just here to help each other.
Phillip Yancey is the master of this message. I'm so thrilled he wrote this new book, "The Question That Never Goes Away". There are so many who need it and so many who will be blessed by it. I wish I could give it a million stars on the rating system.

Judy Johnson Berna
justonefoot.com
Just One Foot: How Amputation Cured My Disability
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2013
Having purchased, read, and shared all of Philip Yancey's books, I can assure readers they will not be disappointed in this latest publication; however I advise reading the hardcover version yet to come. I read this last night on my Kindle Fire and look forward to the hard cover edition for the purpose of underlining, sharing and debating.

The author reveals his observations, research, Biblical study, and thoughts on his close connections to people all over the world who have suffered great loss. You may or may not agree with all his answers as to why great suffering is allowed by a loving God, but you will definitely become stronger in your faith, more compassionate to others, and grateful we serve the God who gives us calm assurance when we look to Him for strength in the midst of terror and loss. The question is "Where Is God when calamity strikes?" "Why does God allow great suffering?" I have answers too - many are in this fine book, others are deep in my heart.

After you read and process "the question" you may have even more questions for the author to ponder! Help bolster his faith by writing to him about your thoughts on the mystery of God's love for humankind. The more we share what deepens our faith, the miracles in our life in answers to prayer, and the joy we feel in serving others, the better our short time on earth will be.
Thank you for reading my short review and read the hardback book if possible.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
June Giulia Frazier Eberle I finished this book just now. Tears rolled down my face as I read the book I am thankful Yancey honestly presents his thoughts on such a painful topic. So many Christians hide or try to cover over the why of suffering. We become fake hollow beings when we try and overlook the pain around us. I can not add my thoughts right now on this recent book as I must think on what Yancey so eloquently put into words. I have read all of his books; but somehow over looked Prayer-does it make any difference. I recently came upon it and I am reading it now for a second time. It has changed the way I think about God and prayer. I am overwhelmed by the power of Yancey's insights into God. Thank you Philip Yancey for sharing your thoughts. You have led me to new places and blessed my life. ( my family and I were missionaries for 18 years) I have known suffering and I also know great joy. I yearn to know the infinite God more. I always get a little closer to God after reading Yancey's books.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2013
While this isn't the strongest of Yancey's books, it's worth reading. He's always accessible, never obtuse. He works towards answers and offers what he can, even when he doesn't have a final solution. The Question is one that Yancey's dealt with in several of his books, in one form or another, but most particularly in his early work, Where is God When it Hurts? This new book is a kind of update on that earlier one, shows that Yancey has been able to move forward to some degree on the question, but finally admits that the answer is probably not going to be given to us this side of eternity.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2014
Yancey's follow-up to his 20-year-old classic on suffering, "Where is God When it Hurts?" looks at the major traumatic events of the last few years. From the inconceivable shootings in Newtown to war in Bosnia to cataclysmic tsunamis in Japan, Yancey's seen up close what most of us have only experienced through our TV screens. As last year's news becomes but a faint memory for a majority of us, Yancey reminds us that there are still people enduring suffering for the evil that descended upon them.

His careful exploration of singular pain and suffering offers great insight to a question that will never be answered this side of heaven. "The Question That Never Goes Away," like many of Yancey's works, are replete with quotes from other respected authors and theologians who will make you pause and consider one of the most challenging aspects of being a human in a broken world.

This book does not answer the question "Why?" but it will definitely help anyone struggling with that question to know the Who behind the universe, the one who also knows suffering at a deep, deep level.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2013
This latest book is not something I would say I love, but that's due to the subject matter. It is definitely a book we should all read. Mr. Yancey has, once again, brought to the forefront the pressures and realities we must all face, to one degree or another, in todays society. Each of us has a theory of how unbridled violence should be handled - until we face it personally. Thought provoking, as always, and, for me, it brought perspective on how important the love of God is for survival in unimaginable circumstances..
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2013
This is the latest in a long line of credible and encouraging books on suffering from the pen of Phil Yancey. This time the author reflects on recent tragedies in 2012-2013 as he delves into the theological and practical questions that arise when we compare life's sadness with God's goodness. This is an experiential apologetic addressing the most pressing issue of our, or any, time -- why and how God allows pain. If you ever wonder why, read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
"The Question that Never Goes Away" may be a disturbing read for some people. Philip Yancey focuses mostly on retelling the stories of many major tragedies that have rocked the world. He discusses everything from tsunamis to school shootings. He spends a lot of time describing evil things that happen in our world. Along the way he asks more questions and makes some statements that don't really seem to answer the initial question he asks. From this book we only learn that God allows history to take its course and that we can be comforted knowing that eventually in heaven there will be no more suffering or death. Some of this book addresses the hidden value of suffering.

If you have been devastated by pain and suffering or you are asking why something terrible has happened to you, you may not find all the answers in this book. The truth is that I think tragedy allows us to draw closer to God. If we are spiritual beings having a human experience then surely all that we experience is meant for our greater good. I think personally that all tragedy in my own life has made me love God more. Without suffering I may not have grown spiritually. So that is my answer and I wish the author of this book had dwelt more on this type of answer.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2013
Philip Yancey continues to tackle the hard questions of the Christian life and in "The Question that Never Goes Away" he continues to provide mature, well-reasoned insight. As always, he brings a perspective which I hadn't considered before, and makes my life richer for having done so.
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