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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As the daughter of a minister my mom is a Southern Baptist children’s minister, and I often felt I got the short side of the stick – she was available to all of God’s children, it seemed, but not her own as I was growing up and the members of the congregation pushed her well beyond her job description I very much related to much of what Yancey said in this short but invaluable little work. He walks the fine line he is so adept at walking philiip he does not sugarcoat but at the same time he does not As yamcey daughter of a minister my mom is a Southern Baptist children’s minister, and I often felt I got the short side of the stick – she was available to all of God’s children, it seemed, but not her own as I was growing up and the members of the congregation pushed her well beyond her job description I very much related to much of what Yancey said in this short but invaluable little work.
Church: Why Bother? – Philip YanceyPhilip Yancey
He also spends I’ve been reading a lot of books lately to help me deal with my growing apathy with church. She creaks, she rocks, she rolls, and at times she makes you want to throw up.
Christian Lange Powered by: Yancey also speaks of his wife an what she does with her life. Yancey gives a beautiful depiction on God’s love for church and community. Some of us no longer have the fight within us for these battles and have chosen to walk away.
Most of them have “disillusioned” somewhere in the title. Carlus Gupton Site Design: A superb, short read, full of love, grace, and truth. My books are a process of exploration and investigation of things I wonder about and worry about. I’ve been reading a lot of books lately to help me deal with my growing apathy with church.
Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage
Yet some people do need the kinds of books I write. They are free to share their weakness with each other, build relationship with one another, and in the process receive support that help them grow together I love how he made the analogy that the Christian church should be God’s step Alcoholic Anonymous group.
Lighter than most of Yancey’s work, but well worth reading nonetheless. Nov 15, Kathy rated it really liked it. Did you find this review helpful? And Sunday morning rolls around and a lazy morning sounds so amazing! He and his wife live in Colorado. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 boost.
He co-authored three books with the renowned surgeon Dr. Visit Philip online at http: I tripped upon this book “accidentally and it really drew me to focus on the essentials of church and why it is worth the bother, almost no matter what.
Expected to ship within 6 hours from Australia. They are free to share their weakness with each other, build relationship with one another, and in the process receive support that help them grow toge This book provide the author’s reflections on what a Christian church is, what it should be, and why Christians should still go to church even when a church isn’t what it should be.
He rejected the narrowness and prejudices of the members and was away from the church for a number of years. He retells the church’s treatment of a mentally challenged Vietnam vet who hated white people, and how their diligent attention brought him to a place of stability.
Books by Philip Yancey.
Church: Why Bother?
The author of more than a dozen books. We heard about love and grace, but I didn’t experience much. Buy this book at Amazon. Yancey details his own journey away from and back to the church. It is short and sweet and makes its point well. Philip Yancey journals his personal pilgrimage from skepticism and disillusionment about the church back to enthusiastic participation.
It is such a beautiful book that would benefit everyone. Two things stand out to me in the author’s reflections on what a church should be: Nevertheless, he has some insightful things to say about the importance of going to church. To ask other readers questions about Churchplease sign up. Aug 02, Milan Homola rated it really liked it.
I feel called to speak to those living in the borderlands of faith. I went through a period of reacting against everything I was taught and even discarding my faith. Other editions – View all Church: I understand that feeling of disappointment, even betrayal.
If a neighbour’s house burned down, the congregation would rally around and show charity if, that is, the house belonged to a white person. I just am not a big fan of saying any good that we do has to have our church name attached to bothe somehow. He commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly botuer in the twinkling of an eye.
Aug 28, Citrine yanvey it it was ok Shelves: Sep 08, Seth rated it really liked it Shelves: Definitely recommended for those who have never been exposed to church or those who have been burned by the Body of Believers before in an unpleasant experience at a church. That is the risk God took. I feel overwhelming gratitude that I can make a living writing about the questions that most interest me.
They enjoy hiking, wildlife, and all the other delights of the Rocky Mountains. I’m still not very convinced everyone needs to belong yanecy a church, especially huge mega churches that can be pretty cold and impersonal. Rather, it belonged to the small pbilip of people who were running it. And we were taught that God answers prayers, miraculously, but my father died of polio just after my first birthday, despite many prayers for his healing.