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Yancey, Philip

Works: 424 works in 1,316 publications in 17 languages and 27,058 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Commentaries  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
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What's so amazing about grace? by Philip Yancey( Book )

62 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yancey explores the manifestations of Christian grace in the starkness of the real world, including situations involving IRA bombings, the Nazi holocaust, the Ku Klux Klan, serial killers like Jeffrey Dahlmer, child abuse, AIDs, drug addiction, and more
The Jesus I never knew by Philip Yancey( Book )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspose we hear an unkown man spoken of by many men. Suppose we were puzzled to hear that some men said hew ws too tall and some too short; some objected to his fatness, some lamented his leanness; some thought him too dark, and some too fair. One explanation ... would be that he might be an odd shape. But there is another explanation. He might be the right shape.. Perhaps (in short) this extraordinary thing is really the ordinary thing; at least the normal thing, the centre
Where is God when it hurts by Philip Yancey( Book )

74 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how people respond to and cope with pain
Prayer : does it make any difference? by Philip Yancey( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Yancey probes the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect of our relationship with God: prayer. In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between us and the God of the universe. In practice, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. This book is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate. Writing as a fellow pilgrim, Yancey explores such questions as: Is God listening? Why should God care about me? If God knows everything, what's the point of prayer? Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent and capricious? Why does God seem sometimes close and sometimes far away? How can I make prayer more satisfying?--From publisher description
Soul survivor : how my faith survived the church by Philip Yancey( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... his tribute to thirteen remarkable individuals, mentors who transformed his life and work"--Jacket
The Bible Jesus read by Philip Yancey( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Testament is God's biography, the story of his passionate encounters with people and also a prequel to the story of Jesus. This book explores the sometimes shocking and cryptic writings in an effort to know God better
Rumors of another world : what on earth are we missing? by Philip Yancey( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yancey believes we are missing the supernatural hidden in everyday life. In this book he investigates the natural world and discovers the supernatural hiding in plain view. Nature and super nature are not two separate worlds, but different expressions of the same reality. To encounter the world as a whole, we need a more supernatural awareness of the natural world. He writes, "I have come to understand faith as the highest form of integrated encounter. Faith puts together, assembles, re-orders, accepting the entire world as God's handiwork."
Disappointment with God : three questions no one asks aloud by Philip Yancey( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In Disappointment with God, he poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden? This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from him after all? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance
Reaching for the invisible God : what can we expect to find? by Philip Yancey( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching for the Invisible God: What Can We Expect to Find? is Yancey at his best--wrestling with difficult questions and refusing to give pat answers. In our quest to know God, he offers this caveat: "The more personal conception of God we have, the more unnerving are the questions about him."
What good is God? : in search of a faith that matters by Philip Yancey( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a journalist and spiritual seeker has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in this book 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
Fearfully and wonderfully made by Paul W Brand( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A surgeon looks at the human and spiritual body"--Jacket subtitle
In his image by Paul W Brand( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to Fearfully and Wonderfully made, in which the authors look more closely at the mystery of the human body and the fact that the Creator continues to dwell in and among His people
Pain : the gift nobody wants by Paul W Brand( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hard to imagine pain as a "gift," but that's the compelling conclusion of Dr. Paul Brand, who has spent his remarkable life studying pain and its implications for medical treatment, overall health, and human happiness. From Paul Brand, M.D., and Philip Yancey, who have collaborated on the bestselling Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image, here is the inspiring story of Dr. Brand's fifty-year career as a healer. Born to missionary parents in India, Paul Brand grew up in exotic circumstances that helped to form his view of the key role pain plays in human health. We follow Dr. Brand from his early years in India, where physical pain is expected and tolerated much more so than in the West, through his almost accidental medical training in wartime England, and then on to his return to India, where his work as a hand surgeon led to astonishing breakthroughs in the treatment of leprosy. Most of the ravages of that disease, he found, trace back to the simple loss of pain sensation: without the protection of pain, leprosy patients were destroying themselves. Dr. Brand's career carried him next to America's famous Carville, Louisiana, leprosarium, where his pioneering work also provided fascinating insights into treatment for other more common ailments, such as diabetes. From a lifetime of discoveries about the sensation of pain, Dr. Brand has come to an unusual acceptance of pain as a necessary part of our lives and an important ally in medical treatment and true health. In this provocative book, Dr. Brand discusses eloquently the personal and societal implications of this country's inability to accept or deal with pain, and provides a strong case for each individual to learn how to make a friend of pain. "For good and for ill," he concludes, "the human species has among its priviledges the preeminence of pain ... feats of consciousness make it possible for suffering to loiter in the mind long after the body's need for it has passed. Yet they also give us the potential to attain an outlook that will change the very landscape of the pain experience. We can learn to cope, and even to triumph."
Vanishing grace : whatever happened to the good news? by Philip Yancey( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?' Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: in a twenty-year span starting in the mid-nineties, research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically--and opinions of evangelicals have taken even deeper dives ... Yet while the opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect?"
The question that never goes away : what is God up to or not in a world of such tragedy and pain? by Philip Yancey( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Meaning in the Midst of Suffering In his classic book Where Is God When It Hurts, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. And now, thirty years after writing his first book, Yancey revisits our cry of 'Why, God' in three places stunned into silence by the calamities that have devastated them. At some point all of us will face the challenges to faith Yancey writes about and look for the comfort and hope he describes. There are reasons to ask, once again, the question that never goes away: Where is God when we suffer? And Yancey, once again, leads us to find faith when it is most severely put to the test
I was just wondering by Philip Yancey( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In forty-five diverse yet interrelated essays, Yancey offers the reader short, penetrating observations on the universe, the earth, the church, and the individual Christian. First addressing a wide scope of issues--from Irangate to nuclear physics, from General Pinochet to Southern fundamentalism--Yancey gradually progresses toward the inner life and personal reflection
The student Bible : New International Version by Philip Yancey( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New International Version of the Bible with features especially for students, including a three-track reading program, introductions to each book, a reference list for locating some of the Bible's best-known events, a subject guide, and other study tools
More than words : contemporary writers on the works that shaped them( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All is grace : a ragamuffin memoir by Brennan Manning( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brennan Manning roves back through his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who've known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it
Hear my heart : what I would say to you by Billy Graham( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's pastor has gone home. But his lifelong message, his passion for the gospel, and his compassion for people still echo in Hear My Heart. This intimate work, a compilation of articles that spans Billy's ministry from 1955 to 2014, invites you to sit down with Billy and hear in his own unvarnished words the things that moved his heart regarding relevant issues of the day. The Biblical convictions he abided by. The reasons and regrets behind some of his decisions. And the wisdom he gained in his century on this earth. Hear My Heart also presents stirring tributes, collected over many years, about Billy and his legacy from those who knew him best in all the seasons of his life--including his family members, his friends, and his co-laborers in ministry. Though their lives may have changed, Billy's impact remains the same, and their words are beautifully preserved in essays that reflect the power of his ministry. This book was assembled and printed to be released upon his passing so that his final words would bring comfort and peace to the many lives he touched."
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What's so amazing about grace?
The Jesus I never knewWhere is God when it hurtsPrayer : does it make any difference?Soul survivor : how my faith survived the churchThe Bible Jesus readRumors of another world : what on earth are we missing?Disappointment with God : three questions no one asks aloudReaching for the invisible God : what can we expect to find?
Alternative Names
Jancis Filipas

Jensijs, Filips 1949-

Philip Yancey Amerikaans journalist

Philip Yancey amerikai író, újságíró

Philip Yancey autor

Philip Yancey écrivain américain

Philip Yancey giornalista, scrittore e educatore statunitense

Philip Yancey scriitor american

Philip Yancey US-amerikanischer Journalist, Redaktor, Publizist, Autor und Herausgeber von Christianity Today

Yancey, P. 1949-

Yancey P. D.

Yancey P. D. 1949-

Yancey Ph.

Yancey, Philip 1949-

Yancey Philip D.

Yancey, Philip D. 1949-

Yancey'us Philipas

Філіп Янсі американський християнський письменник

Янси Ф

Янси Ф. 1949-

فيليب يانسي

فيليب يانسي، 1949-

فيليب يانسي كاتب أمريكي

얀시, 필립 1949-

양비력 1949-

양비역 1949-

얜시, 필립 1949-

필립 얀시

필립, 얀시 1949-


ヤンシー, フィリップ

ヤンシー, フィリップ 1949-

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