What Good Is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters   -     By: Philip Yancey
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What Good Is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters

FaithWords / 2012 / Paperback

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* Need assurance that your faith really matters? Best-selling author Yancey often struggles to understand the practical value of believing in God. Journeying to places plagued by the world's deepest problems---from terrorist-stricken Virginia Tech to the war-torn Middle East---and uplifted by its shining joys, he offers heart-tugging reasons why faith and hope endure. Includes a new introduction. 304 pages, softcover from Faithwords.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: FaithWords
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0446559849
ISBN-13: 9780446559843
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

What good is God in a world where terrorists attack tourist sites in Mumbai, where women and children are sold into sexual slavery, and where six million people in South Africa alone suffer with HIV/AIDS?

Does faith really matter when you're struggling with an addiction, or when you get laid off from your job and your home is in foreclosure?

Featuring a new intro, fresh design and compelling study questions in this expanded edition, journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey travels the globe in search of an answer to a query posed the world over.

His discoveries of redemption, hope, and grace provide evidence that faith really does make a difference, even when belief is severely tested.

Author Bio

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 facebook.com/philipyancey.

Editorial Reviews

"I love Philip Yancey's work. He is a brilliant, graceful writer."—Anne Lamott
"There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more."—Billy Graham
"Philip Yancey is a much respected and treasured colleague whose gift for speaking candidly, faithfully, and pastorally all at one and the same time is a constant model for those of us who work in the field of religion writing. Even more to the point, it is a benison for thousands of his readers and, thereby, for the Christian world in general."—Phyllis Tickle, author and lecturer
"Philip Yancey is one of my favorite writers. His observations on religion and how it fits into modern life leave me looking at faith in a new light."—Rosalynn Carter
"Out of all the spiritual writers flooding the marketplace, Philip Yancey has been - for me - a unique beacon of both brutally honest and warmly compassionate insight. There are many writers who emphasize one or the other but no one who so capably offers both in almost every sentence."—Dr. Tim Johnson, Senior Medical Contributor, ABC News
"There are very few authors writing today that I drop everything to pay attention to; Philip Yancey is one of them, and I am glad I have WHAT GOOD IS GOD? and many other of his books to stop, ponder, and pray through to grow in grace."—Makoto Fujimura, artist and author
"Yancey continues the thoughtful examination of the challenges of authentic faith for which he is known...Reflecting on his experiences and sharing some of the messages from his speeches, he notes that 'we are not designed to bear pain alone' and how desperate situations provide an opportunity for believers to model Christ."—Christian Retailing

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  1. Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Creatively written, short on biblical support
    August 27, 2013
    Dave
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This is an interesting read from the start. Yancey interweaves a backstory with an actual lecture he made at various venues over the past 5 to 10 years. The writing is beautiful and the stories are gripping. But this is little theological, biblical reply to the question asked in the title. Anecdotes are cleverly written, and only a cold heart would deny that the events recounted display an opportunity to warm the questioning soul toward things of God and probe the bigger question of God's value in daily living and in His goodness. But I did not find consistent take-home messages that could be universalized, because so little scripture is sighted to substantiate Yancey's claims. Interesting book to read, but not what I thought I was getting from reading the title or the description.
  2. Akron, NY
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Yancey is my favorite Christian author!
    February 15, 2013
    Chuck
    Akron, NY
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I plan to give it to my 2 sons who have wandered far from God
  3. North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 4, 2012
    Pumpkin
    North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Philip Yancy is the writer all true seekers of answers that we would ask if we dared. He has done it again. Read it if you want an honest answer to the question.
  4. Chicago suburbs, Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Yancey has always been one of my favorite authors!
    August 24, 2012
    Sparkie
    Chicago suburbs, Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Philip Yancey has long been one of my favorite authors!

    He has an honest and engaging writing style that draws me into his subject matter. He makes a strong presentation of God's amazing love and grace to all who seek Him. He uses his own life experiences and personal struggles to teach how God deals with each of us in a unique way to bring us to himself. Yancey also uses stories to present real life examples of God's mighty work in all our lives. I am always deeply touched by his books.
  5. Niceville, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Worth the read-
    January 9, 2012
    Jo Ann R of Niceville
    Niceville, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    There isn't enough time for all the good books written, so focus on the great ones. This is a great book. Yancey demonstrates the purpose of faith in the hardest of circumstances with his simple and clear approach.
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