Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church
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Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church  -     By: Philip Yancey

Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church

WaterBrook Press / 2003 / Paperback

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How did Yancey manage to survive spiritually despite early encounters with a racist, legalistic church that he now views as almost cultic? In this, his most soul-searching book yet, he probes that very question. Not only telling thestory of his own struggle to reclaim belief, Yancey also provides glimpses of the faith journeys of notable people who've modeled for him a life-enhancing rather than a life-constricting faith. These inspiring examples range from the scatterbrained journalist G. K. Chesterton to the tortured novelists Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, to contemporaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Annie Dillard.

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Title: Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church
By: Philip Yancey
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.20 X 5.50 X 0.75 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 1578568188
ISBN-13: 9781578568185
Stock No: WW568185

Publisher's Description

One of America's leading Christian thinkers interweaves the story of his own struggle to reclaim his beliefs with inspiring portraits of people who have succeeded in the pursuit of an authentic faith. 

In Soul Survivor, Philip Yancey charts his spiritual pilgrimage through the influence of key individuals: "These are the people who ushered me into the Kingdom. In many ways, they are why I remain a Christian today, and I want to introduce them to other spiritual seekers."

Yancey interweaves his own journey with fascinating stories of those who modeled for him a life-enhancing rather than a life-constricting faith: Dr. Paul Brand, G. K. Chesterton, Annie Dillard, Frederick Buechner, C. Everett Koop, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Henri Nouwen, John Donne, Mahatma Gandi, Shusaku Endo, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert COles.

Readers will find these inspiring portraits both nurture and challenge for their own understanding of authentic faith. Yancey fans will devour these new glimpses of how he has held onto faith while acknowledging with utter honesty its inherent difficulties. New Yancey readers will be drawn in by the theme of faith versus religion and drawn along a compelling narrative of signposts on a spiritual journey.

Soul Survivor offers illuminating and critically important insights into true Christianity, which will enrich the lives of veteran believers and cautious seekers alike.

Author Bio

Philip Yancey is a journalist and writer who writes a featured column in Christianity Today. The author of more than a dozen books, including Reaching for the Invisible God and What's So Amazing About Grace?, his last ten books have sold more than 4.5 million copies. He is the recipient of a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award, two ECPA Book of the Year Awards, and eleven Gold Medallions.

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"It would seem the height of immodesty to praise a book that devotes an entire chapter to praising me. Let me therefore merely recommend it to anyone interested in a relaxed and conversational account of how an assortment of odd fish were variously caught up in and transformed by the Christian Gospel."
—Frederick Buechner, author of The Sacred Journey, The Hungering Dark and The Eyes of the Heart.

"I love, and am grateful for, every marvelous book Mr. Yancey writes."
—Anne Lamott

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