This audiobook recounts Yancey's search, including meetings with leaders of the underground church in China, with Dalits (untouchables) in India, with prostitutes, alcoholics, and Bible college students in the U.S., and with charismatic Christians in Johannesburg. Each stop provides a fascinating clue to answering life's most profound questions. As he relives these ten memorable occasions, the author tells the dramatic "story behind the story" as well as what he said at the time to the people he encountered. This unique combination provides a compelling reading experience, as well as firsthand evidence that faith really does make a difference, even when belief is falsely tested. Unabridged audio CD: approximately 9.5 hours; 8 CDs; read by author.
Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution. At each of the 10 places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. WHAT GOOD IS GOD? tells the story of Philips journey--the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves. Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters.
Philip Yancey, a journalist by profession, is a bestselling writer and speaker. He is known for his honest, thoughtful explorations of Christian faith, particularly in areas of questions, struggles, and mystery. His devoted readers have bonded with him on his own journeys through doubt and faith, and they count on him as a trusted companion in the search for a faith that matters amid the world's deepest problems as well as its shining joys. Visit Philip online at http://www.philipyancey.com/.
"I love Philip Yancey's work. He is a brilliant, graceful writer."Anne Lamott "Few are better than Yancey in providing answers that can soothe a faith that's almost been shattered."Charles R. Swindoll "There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more."Billy Graham