Thursday, September 23, 2010
WHAT GOOD IS GOD ?
IN SEARCH OF A FAITH THAT MATTERS
By Philip Yancy --New York Times Bestselling Author
OVERVIEW: In What Good Is God? journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancy travels the globe in search of an answer to a query posed the world over: when life gets tough, does what we believe about God really matter? His journey takes him to scenes of grief, devastation, hope, and redemption. From a shell-shocked Mumbai, India, to the motel in Memphis where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, to a conference of reformed prostitutes, each stop provides a fascinating clue to answering one of life's most basic questions.
The author's search is presented in a unique way as he relives the dramatic stories behind those ten memorable occasions, placing the reader at the very location to create a remarkably compelling reading experience of both the "story behind the story" and what the author said to the people he met. This unique combination provides firsthand evidence that faith really does work even when what we believe is severely tested.
AUTHOR: Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. Yancy has written six Gold Medallion Award-winning books, including Where Is God When It Hurts?..Disappointment with God, and The Gift of Pain. He co-edited The Student Bible, which also won a Gold Medallion Award.
MY REVIEW: Philip Yancy is one of my favorite writers. I have almost all of his books and have benefited greatly from each one. This new one is especially good and may become one of my favorites. Many people I know are in search of a faith that matters. This book will help with that search. This book brings together his two roles, speaker and writer. This is a collection of speeches he made to alcoholics, Bible college students, CEOs , Dalits (Untouchables), fans of C.S. Lewis and charismatics. He spoke in China, India, Cambridge in England, Johannesburg and other places. This book will give you hope that somehow God can wrest permanent good out of this flawed planet and us its flawed inhabitants.
(This book was provided to me by FaithWords a division of Hachette Book Group in return for an honest review)