Churches are morphing into new forms–emergent churches, shopping mall churches, megachurches–yet surveys show that an increasing number of believers. Philip Yancey journals his personal pilgrimage from skepticism and disillusionment about the church back to enthusiastic participation. Is it because something is wrong with the church? Perhaps that’s part of the picture. But Philip Yancey insists there is another part. In this candid.
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It spoke to the Pastor and others who deal with congregations, speaking to the difficulties inherent in human relationships and helping the hurting. Open Preview See a Problem?
This was the first book of Philip Yancey’s that I’d ever read. Expected yancfy ship within 6 hours from Australia. Does It Make Any Difference? Nov 15, Kathy rated it really liked it. One point that he made and I’ve often appreciated about my early church background was “the very strictness of fundamentalism kept me from deeper trouble.
I decided to yanfey this one a try for two reasons: That is the risk God took. With or without you.
These books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards phlip the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and have sold more than fifteen million copies. In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons Others of us, though, have chosen a different path, and that is okay. I agree with much of what the author observes.
Jun 29, Caron Yelsma rated it it was amazing. They enjoy hiking, wildlife, and all the other delights of the Rocky Mountains. The author does a good job to point out cause and effects yacey well as some possible approaches and changes of attitudes for overcoming certain pitfalls.
Church: Why Bother?
Log In to sync your basket across devices. Some worthy food for thought. Buy this book at Amazon. Wny three and a half stars would be better. He also writes of the need for a serva Yancey gives a beautiful depiction on God’s love for church and community.
Jun 11, Brandon H. Jan 25, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s not a walk of defeat, but one in which we have declared our freedom. We are not yet what we should be, but God’s chhurch for us is to practice, and practice makes perfect. When speaking about church, He gives His personal pilgrimage from seeing the hypocrisy of what goes on within most churches today, and shows how he came to understand a church full of imperfect people is God’s risk and only way to reveal His grace and love on humanity, while also exerting the importance that what matters most is worship to God rather than entertainment for the crowd.
Jul 09, Reflector rated it did not like it. Yancey’s background was one of strict fundmentalism in Georgia. Rather, it belonged to the small group of people who were running it.
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He talks about ‘church’ as the Christian community, undoubtedly with problems, but – he concludes – it’s worth persevering. Insights from Philip Yancey’s personal pilgrimage away from and back to the church. Other editions – View all Church: So, just how does a man who’s been through all Yancey has, draw close to the God he once feared? Well written and very “readable. Yes, the church fails in its mission and makes serious blunders precisely because the church comprises human beings who will always fall short of the glory of God.
I was in total shock when I flipped the second to last page and realized: Jan 09, Sngsweelian botther it really liked it.
Read it for yourself and see what I mean, for it is a quick but inspiring read that will reaffirm your faith even if you didn’t know you particularly needed the bothher. Still worth the read, I would recommend it. The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible. It is well written, makes for smooth and quick reading.
Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage
In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to whg participation in the church, and weighs the church’s human failings against its compelling worth as the body of Christ. As a reader who goes to church habitually, I was happy for the insight Mr. In his candid, thought-provoking manner, bothfr author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church’s human failings against its compelling worth as the body of Christ.
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Church: Why Bother? – Philip YanceyPhilip Yancey
Most of them have “disillusioned” somewhere in the title. The book is well-written, but easy to read only pages, with very relatable stories and analogies that illustrates his points. From growing up in rural Georgia in a fundamentalist church to his experience at LaSalle Street Church in inner city Chicago, Philip reflects on the church, his own perceptions of it, and the various metaphors the Bible uses to describe it.
This morning time, he says, helps him ‘align’ himself with God for the day.