As a child Philip Yancey attended a toxic church that preached racism,
emphasized law instead of grace and was more passionate about
condemnation than compassion. He became an
admittedly "angry, wounded person" who rejected the church and even
discarded his faith for a season. Eventually, after he encountered
"a world that was quite different than (he) had been taught about; a
world of beauty and goodness" he began to journey back toward God.
In a very real sense, Yancey's books provide an intimate account of his spiritual journey. His books enable readers to explore their questions
about the Christian walk, so
that they might find the strength to continue upon the journey.