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Makes a ifference not just in a small 18th century church but in the indescribable suffering of today s world Compassion may have been the only gift Phillip Yancey felt he could "GIVE TO THE BROKEN AND INJURED "to the broken and injured met on his travels The message of What Good is God however is clear Good exists in this flawed planet because God is here By encouraging believers to allow the light of Christ to illuminate the Shakespeare darkest places of our experiences we are reassured that our vigilant God is present no matter what tragedy we stumble upon Reviewed by Holly Weiss author of Crestmont In this book Philip Yancey presents his ideas about spirituality in an extremely realistic and practical way He examines the concept of God s goodness and the value of faith in the troubled times we live in andoes not mince words or give pithy pat answers He honestly looks at some BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) disturbing issues with a view toiscovering if God is actually good in that specific situation He is comfortable enough with ambiguity to avoid generalizing and giving advice not based on truth As a committed Christian there are Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy doubts and concerns that are ever present in my mind that a simple Christian answeroesn t uite satisfy and this book Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, does address some of them I love that Yancey challenges the way Christians think about the world withoutiscounting the value of faithThe format of the book follows some tough places that Yancey has been asked to give a talk As he goes along Yancey paints a picture of the place or event the Teaching white South African literature in high school difficulties it might present for someone looking for evidences of the goodness of God He then includes the actual speech given at each place It s powerful to think about Yancey having to address the various groups of people in each location for example addressing students at Virginia Tech shortly after the shooting a group of sex workers in various stages of getting out of the business recovering alcoholics and groups offering aid to theestitute in Africa to name a few issuesThis book is a must read for Christians looking for insight spiritual seekers or even individuals who are curious about the the tenets of the Christian faith Yancey s style makes everything very understandable without being condescending or trite Thanks to the Hachette Book Group for providing this book for a fair review I was not reuired to write a positive review My husband read this book for a reading group at church When he brought it home I asked him So What good is God He wasn t able to give me an answer Now that I have read the book myself I know why not Yancey A Wish Your Heart Makes doesn t actually answer that uestion A accurate title might have been Travels With Yancey Each chapterescribes a Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) different place he has visited and includes a talk that he gave there He has been literally around the world often meeting with people in extreme circumstances people in pain following acts of violence and terrorism people facing persecution sex workers trying to escape from prostitution addicts struggling to recover In many cases Yanceyoesn t have to answer the uestion What good is God because he meets people who have already answered the uestion for themselves with stories of their encounters with a God who has saved them from a ownward spiral It may not be God s goodness that is in uestion so much as
our faith Yancey is always ready to correct the imbalances of Christianity Christians are too faith Yancey is always ready to correct the imbalances of Christianity Christians are too too legalistic American Christians are too istracted by consumerism and celebrity culture Christians need to be reaching out to the marginalized as Jesus Contemporary African literature did Christians need to be caring for the poor as Jesusid Christians need to return to the primary message of love and acceptance If we can 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners do that we can make aifference in the world even when few in number If we can Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) do that we can show others the goodness of God like the lamp on the cover shining over aark city. Ng words of encouragement and reveals the compelling story behind the speaking engagemen. I really like Phillip Yancey s books He Alt 38 Environmental Transformations doesn t beat around the bush bad stuff happens whether you are a Christian or not Theifference for Christians is that we have a companion on the journey and we can experience hope and grace espite out circumstances This was fine Nothing earth shattering for me at
LEAST BUT YANCEY ALWAYS HAS INTERESTING THINGS TO SAY but Yancey always has interesting things to say faith and religion In this book he visits 10 places where faith has been tested Yancey gives the reader information about why he picks this place why he visits these people and what he had to say to them I will give Philip Yancey credit I am not sure that all evangelicals would choose to visit the places Yancey oes And I on t think all conservative Christians would be open to the spirit moving among these people This was a good uick read Through this book I got to see some of the places in the world where being Christian is not as easy as here I just feel like this book is not Philip Yancey s best writing This was not nearly as good as Yancey s book on "Grace I May Have To "I may have to back and read that one so I can remember what a good writer Yancey can be Got an advance copy of this from the bookstore where I work Philip Yancey is one of my favorite Christian writers and he had an interesting and effective format for this book It was ivided into 10 sections each one about a place he had traveled where he had been struck by the faith of the people he met and the ifference God had made in their lives From Mumbai shortly after the terrorist attacks in 2008 to Virginia Tech after a student went on a murderous rampage to a convention of women who had found their way out of prostitution Yancey writes about the people he meets with anecdotes of incredible faith and struggles to not only survive the world but to make it a better place Each section is ivided in two Yancey setting the stage for the speaking engagement in each place and then the actual speech he gave I was moved by this book and may need to read it again for the inspiration it gave I recommend it to Christians and non Christians alike as a book that presents stunning examples of Christianity as it should be This is Phillip Yancey s latest book and the second Yancey book I ve read It s very good and I looked forward to reading a chapter each night after work There are some wonderful stories that I hope to remember and share with others The book is set up in a series of sections made up of two chapters In the first chapter of the section Yancey provides background on the situation circumstances invitation etc that led to him giving a talk at a particular place Then in the second chapter Yancey gives an edited version of his talk Yancey presents talks he s given to a wide variety of groups to a campus church after the Virigina Tech tragedy to a group of Christians ministering to expats working in Muslim nations to a convention of professional sex workers to Alcoholics Anonymous to Cambridge CS Lewis fans and In search of a faith that matters Yancey finds such a faith in these ifferent groups I enjoyed Yancey s style and how in every talk he exalts the good news of God s radical grace I liked this uote from the book Besides the efinition of "a monk it could also be a efinition of a church A monk is simply a sinner "monk it could also be a efinition of a church A monk is simply a sinner joins a community of sinners who are confident in God s mercy and who strive to recognize their weaknesses in the presence of their brothers I m not sure what I was expecting from this book but I on t think it was what I found at least in terms of its structure What Good Is God In Search of a Faith That Matters is a collection of talks that Philip Yancey has given in various places around the world each prefaced with a chapter reflecting on the circumstances under which they were given In some instances Yancey addressed communities in the wake of traum Yancey is my. Speaker journalist and bestselling author Philip Yancey has travelled the world tackling. ,
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to send my thoughts in new irections I am about half send my thoughts in new Talking About Trees directions I am about half through this one and it is formated into chapter pairs with the first oneescribing an extrodinary or unusual circumstance where Yancey has been asked to speak and the second giving the speach itself He has covered so far speaking at the Virginia Tech Masacare the Chinese underground church a conference for recovering prostitutes remembering CS Lewis at Oxford pretty powerful If you have never read Yancey a MUST read is What is so amazing about graceHaving now concluded What Good is God I m left feeling mixed about what Yancey had to say I m really in between liked and really liked On the one hand Yancey Alien Contact does what heoes best tells you a story This book is full of powerful superbly written stories that make you think or cry or imagine Very few can so powerfully mix intellectual uestioning with such powerful pathos One is The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past definately moved and stretched to thinkifferently or Bibliographia Aethiopica II deeply about God and how his mysterious plans are worked out in the world The real uestion Yancey is asking as he reveals his travels throughout the world is Does God make aifference in Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women difficult situations faced by believers around the globe And if so what is thatifference and how is it manifested There is no Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches doubt that Yancy excels at asking this uestion and painting the picture of suffereing and pain with a realistic and heart wrenching pen There is eually nooubt that Yancey comes Saving Spring down firmly on the side that God is good though unfathomable and suffering often results inisplays of grace that would never be seen without the agonySo why the mixed review I think what strikes as off is that Yancey is mushy I Making the Corn Belt: A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture don t mean sentimental I mean unclearoctrinally While I Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection do appreciate thatoctrine has to be worked out on the road of life and octrine alone alone can lead to pat prideful answers it still seems important to work on the basis of concrete truth and Yancey seems fuzzy in areas than I would like All in all though this is another great Yancy work that will challenge and encourgae you in your pursuit of God Sojourns of Journalist a Metaphor for Spiritual Journey of Believer Phillip Yancey is one of the most influential writers in the Evangelical world today I write books for myself he says on his blog searching for a loving gracious God Yancey writes about God s grace instead of the God he feared because of the hell and brimstone preaching he received from what he calls a toxic church Yancey brings us a new format in his book What Good is God He takes us on a "global trek to ten istinct groups of people to etermine if the faith he writes about holds up through the tough "trek to ten istinct groups of people to The Alien Assassins Stolen Bride determine if the faith he writes about holds up through the tough he encounters in the refiner s fire of oppression violence and plague We see underground Christians in China the horrific lives of those thrown into prostitution recovering alcoholics in Chicago and life on campus in a 1960s Bible College The idea for the book came to him while on an airplane After his book tour in India was bumped because of the terror in Mumbai in 2008 Yancey instead spoke to a small group in an Indian church His theme Howo we find comfort in the midst of isaster and suffering During his uest Yancey the journalist observed "with a practiced eye while Yancey the believer probed his soul for answers His sojourns "a practiced eye while Yancey the believer probed his soul for answers His sojourns the ark places of our planet and its broken people are metaphors for his own spiritual journey Yancey s answer to What Good is God echoes that of a pastor preaching from a passage in Romans following the Virginia Tech campus massacre Do not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good The Alcohol y Creación design of the book was refreshing Effective illustrations precede each chapter The poignant cover shows a small lantern perched high above an unnamed modern city Faith in God. Challenging uestions For each of his tenestinations this book shares Philip's inspiri.