You’d probably be hard pressed to find a follower of Jesus who hasn’t read a Philip Yancey book.
Yancey has written over 25 books and received numerous awards for his writing.
The first book I read of his was Disappointment with God. From the moment I saw the title I knew it was a book I needed to read. The unabashed honesty of the title took me aback, and stood out from the other surrounding titles in a Christian bookstore.
It seems that Yancey takes great interest in the problem of evil. Not only has he investigated it in Disappointment with God, but also Where is God When it Hurts, and The Gift of Pain.
Now, Yancey has released another: The Question that Never Goes Away
“Some days, the news seems too much to bear. Yet another tsunami or earthquake or flood or prevented? If we can’t trust God to keep our children safe or our loved ones from dying in agony, what can we trust God for? fire or war atrocity. One more gun-toting madman stalking young people in idyllic Norway or moviegoers in Colorado or schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut. We turn off the news only to get a phone call about expectant parents with a stillborn baby, or a loved one whose cancer has returned.
Really, God? we ask. This again?
If we have faith in God, it gets shaken to the core. What was God doing in the moment when that tragedy could have been
In his classic book Where Is God When It Hurts, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. Now, with new perspectives and stories gathered across nearly twenty-five years, once again he tackles the hard questions head-on. His visits to three places in 2012 raised the old problems with new urgency.
More veteran pilgrim than curious journalist in his later years, Yancey faces with his trademark honesty the issues that often undermine faith, yet he emerges with comfort and hope. Along the way, he shows that Christians have an important role to play in bringing healing to a deeply wounded world.
There are hopeful reasons to ask, once again, the question that never goes away. . . .” – Publishers Description