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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (456 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Yancey Narrator: Philip Yancey Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in What Good Is God? 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. At each of the ten places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. What Good Is God? tells the story of Philip’s journey,the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves.

Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • I love Philip Yancey's work. He is a brilliant, graceful writer. Anne Lamott
  • Few are better than Yancey in providing answers that can soothe a faith that's almost been shattered. Charles R. Swindoll
  • There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more. Billy Graham
  • “Few are better than Yancey in providing answers that can soothe a faith that’s almost been shattered.”

    Charles R. Swindoll, author of The Grace Awakening

  • “Somehow, redemption shines through in all of these encounters, and faith in God and humanity emerges intact, if a little bruised. The author truly believes that God can be found in the lives of ordinary people all over the world, and his compelling stories may just convince others, too.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The journeys here recounted are those of an extraordinary pilgrim…Yancey refuses to reduce his message to simply a call for improving this world. Drawing on the work of C. S. Lewis, he affirms his ultimate allegiance to a God whose eternal dominion transcends all things earthly. A bracing witness, challenging both religious complacency and secular skepticism.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelsey | 2/13/2014

    " Insightful book. The format is interesting, two chapters per section, one with background information on the location and the other with Yancey's speech that he delivered there. He doesn't explicitly state the answer the to title's question: What good is God? Rather, he lets the situations speak for themselves, showing rather than telling, an answer. And the answers are not definite, not cut-and-dry if that is what you are looking for. The reader must do some digging of their own and offer up some of their faith to bridge the gap and speculate the more definite answer, the one people long for, to the guiding question. Overall, I quite enjoyed it. I never found myself struggling to stay entertained or enlightened and I will likely keep an eye out for Yancey's other works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie de la Houssaye | 2/10/2014

    " It was a good history lesson combined with growing your faith. It was a very interesting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tamara Blair | 1/27/2014

    " A very well done book asking and answering (hopefully) question about faith and life. At once personal,global and universal and never 'preachy'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rod Buchanan | 1/26/2014

    " Great stories of triumph in very difficult places. Yancey has a wonderful way with words and expression. The stories are spell-binding and you begin to realize in a deeper way how important God is (and his people are) in the mix of world events. "

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