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Yancey quotes extensively from classic writers and sketches scenes of doubting biblical figures as he grapples with making sense of a God who is personal, yet sometimes so elusive. Six different aspects of the Christian life are explored: our longing for God, who God is, the Holy Spirit, our faith, growth, and spiritual transformation. In his explorations, he reassembles the difficult and perplexing events of life around an ability to trust in a loving God. Trust is pivotal. Admitting that God's style "often baffles me," Yancey leaves no doubt that his framework of faith is still in place, that he sees "evidence of (God's) long-suffering, mercy, and desire to woo rather than compel--I have learned to trust God."
Here is the clear, concise writing mixed with deeply personal and authentic insights that won Yancey nine Gold Medallion Awards for previous books. Expect a 10th. --Cindy Crosby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Philip Yancy's book is not only easy to read but a totally honest account of his own life with God. If you are truly looking for the meaning of life and how to have peace with God... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Margaret
I haven't even finished this book and i'm already encouraging friends and family to read this book. The first few chapters describe so much of what I've thought and felt. Def. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Courtney J. Morrical
Yancwy's book is my favorite of all spiritual books and the study guide supports it well. I highly recommend everyone read the book, whether a serious believer or just exploring... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jane H. Kelley
I appreciate Philip Yancey's honesty and the way he approaches subjects from different points of view. He challenges me to think and to face uncomfortable questions. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Zartman
I really enjoyed reading this. It is one of the most honest and thought provoking books I've read when it comes to what it means to have faith and a relationship with God. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris
In another book that is hard to put down, Philip Yancey puts words on paper and now on Kindle that are those that are easy to understand and examples to which I can relate. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Hertenberger