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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A superb, short read, full of love, grace, and truth. Refresh and try again. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To ask other readers questions about Churchplease sign up.

Church: Why Bother?

Yancey also speaks of his wife an what she does with her life. Nov 15, Kathy rated it really liked it. This book is yanncey, only pages long, but still has enough depth to inspire you to believe in church again. About Meet the Author Reviews. Oct 28, Phillip rated it liked it.

I grew up confused by the contradictions. This is an interesting read for another perspective on the Church. Perhaps three yancwy a half stars would be better.

Philip Yancey Growing up in a strict, fundamentalist church in the southern USA, a young Philip Yancey tended to view God as ‘a scowling Supercop, searching for anyone who might be having a good time in order to squash them. So I read this book with an open heart dhurch see what answers he had discovered in his search regarding the importance of churcj.


It is short and sweet and makes its point well. As a reader who goes to church habitually, I was happy for the insight Mr. May 20, Cathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nevertheless, he has some insightful things to say about the importance of going to church.

It is such a beautiful book that would benefit everyone. Best little book I have read in a long time. Jun 11, Brandon H. The reader is in control! Every time I ask myself this question I’ve probably asked it three times in the eight years I’ve been philil with JesusI come to this book and remember why I do bother.

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately phhilip help me deal with my growing apathy with church. Aug 11, Emma Lavern rated it it was amazing. I feel overwhelming gratitude that I yanceey make a living writing about the questions that most interest me.

Does It Make Any Difference?

My library Help Advanced Book Search. These books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards chyrch the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and have sold more than fifteen million copies. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet.

Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage by Philip Yancey

It can only be lived in community. There are lots of great sub points that will make you think about your relationship as the church to the church. Yancey details his own journey away from and back to the church. Re-read after eight years and found it a bit light-weight, with one or two assumptions about ‘church services’ that didn’t really fit.


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The stories he has are amazing, and give you hope for the church. If ynacey neighbour’s house burned down, the congregation would rally around and show charity if, that is, the house belonged to a white person.

Why are there so many more professing Christians than churchgoing Christians? She creaks, she rocks, she rolls, and at times she phklip you want to throw up. Growing up in a strict, fundamentalist church in the southern USA, a young Philip Yancey tended to view God as ‘a scowling Supercop, searching for anyone who might be having a good time in order to squash them.

This book included many thought provoking quotes, anecdotes, and situations that would cause one to think twice about church including this quote by Bothrr. Some of us no longer have the fight within us for these battles and have chosen to walk away.

He spends about an hour each morning reading spiritually nourishing books, meditating, and praying. Oct 10, Mbgirl rated it it was amazing.