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What Good is God?: On the Road with Stories of Grace

Philip Yancey

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Prose: non-fiction, Interfaith relations, Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict, The historical Jesus, Christian theology, Christian life & practice

When life gets tough what use is a belief in God

Speaker, journalist and bestselling author, Philip Yancey has travelled the world tackling the most challenging questions: Can God truly bring solace to the terrorised people of Mumbai, or the students who witnessed the murder of their classmates Will the deep scars of racism ever heal in post-apartheid South Africa, or the American South Can a persecuted Christian minority have any impact in places as hostile as China or the Middle East
For each of his ten destinations, WHAT GOOD IS GOD shares Philip's inspiring words of encouragement and reveals the compelling story behind the speaking engagement.
Whether he's addressing alcoholics or Bible college students, sex workers or C.S. Lewis enthusiasts, Yancey's experiences of redemption, hope and grace provide evidence that when we are severely tested, faith really does matter.

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Praise for What Good is God?: On the Road with Stories of Grace

  • Powerful and life-changing. - Bear Grylls

  • Compelling - Publishers Weekly

  • Powerful and life-changing. - Bear Grylls

  • Compelling - Publishers Weekly

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Philip Yancey

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, PRAYER and WHAT GOOD IS GOD? 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' making 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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