Finding God in Unexpected Places

Finding God in Unexpected Places Sometimes we work so hard to see God we don t realize he s been right there all the time In this new collection of penetrating inspirational vignettes best selling author Philip Yancey helps us see

  • Title: Finding God in Unexpected Places
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • ISBN: 9781569550601
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sometimes we work so hard to see God we don t realize he s been right there all the time In this new collection of penetrating, inspirational vignettes, best selling author Philip Yancey helps us see signs of God s presence in all the overlooked and even ordinary times of life.Whether he is working out in a Chicago health club, talking to the chief propagandists of a formSometimes we work so hard to see God we don t realize he s been right there all the time In this new collection of penetrating, inspirational vignettes, best selling author Philip Yancey helps us see signs of God s presence in all the overlooked and even ordinary times of life.Whether he is working out in a Chicago health club, talking to the chief propagandists of a formerly atheistic nation, enduring his first diet, or stumbling across a broadcast of Donahue, Philip Yancey has learned to detect the movement of God in everyday and unexpected places Here he shares what he has seen, and with his hallmark insight and eloquence helps us sharpen our vision for signs of God s presence in our own lives.

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    1. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Philip Yancey earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago He joined the staff of Campus Life Magazine in 1971, and worked there as Editor and then Publisher He looks on those years with gratitude, because teenagers are demanding readers, and writing for them taught him a lasting principle The reader is in control In 1978 Philip Yancey became a full time writer, initially working as a journalist for such varied publications as Reader s Digest, Publisher s Weekly, National Wildlife, Christian Century and The Reformed Journal For many years he wrote a monthly column for Christianity Today magazine, which he still serves as Editor at Large.His twenty books include Where Is God When It Hurts, The Student Bible, and Disappointment with God These books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and have sold than fifteen million copies Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, In His Image, and The Gift of Pain were co authored with Dr Paul Brand Christian bookstore managers selected The Jesus I Never Knew as the 1996 Book of the Year, and What s So Amazing About Grace won the same award in 1998 His most recent books are Prayer Does It Make Any Difference , A Skeptic s Guide to Faith, Reaching for the Invisible God, and Soul Survivor In 2009 a daily reader compiled from all his books was published Grace Notes.The Yanceys lived in downtown Chicago for many years before moving to a very different environment in Colorado They enjoy hiking, wildlife, and all the other delights of the Rocky Mountains.Visit Philip online at philipyancey.

    2. Much of this book consists of anecdotes written during Yancey's travels around the world as a journalist. He visits high-security prisons, some of them with appalling conditions: yet there he finds criminals converted to Christianity, who have the most incredible serene faith. He speaks to leaders in ex-communist countries and finds them hungering for spiritual teaching, for news of the church in the West, and for God.All this is contrasted with the sad condition of much of the church in Europe [...]

    3. Menemukan Tuhan di tempat tak terduga. Yups, ada banyak hal di dunia ini yang seakan lepas dari campur tanganNya, seolah terlupakan. Tetapi ternyata kitalah yang tidak bisa merasakannya, tidak bisa menduga atau memang cuek dengan berbagai kejadian 'normal' itu. Kita lupa tidak semua kehadiran Allah dalam cara-cara mujizat yang luar biasa, Ia malah lebih banyak bekerja dengan cara-cara yang sesuai dengan hukum alam, bekerja melalui hati manusia ciptaanNya.Buku ini memberikan contoh-contoh nyata t [...]

    4. Soms zijn we zo druk bezig God te zoeken dat we ons helemaal niet realiseren dat Hij er al die tijd al was. Of we zoeken alleen contact met God op een speciale plaats, zoals in een kerk of een kapel. In 1997 bracht Philip Yancey, bekend van boeken als Waar is God als ik pijn heb?, Hoe mijn geloof de kerk overleefde en Teleurgesteld in God een verzameling doordringende, inspirerende verhalen van Gods aanwezigheid in allerlei omstandigheden. Van een groep walvissen voor de kust van Alaska tot de p [...]

    5. One of my favorite attributes of Yancey's writing is that you never get the sense he's aiming to be right, but rather to encourage people to be unafraid to ask questions, to embrace child-like wonder as it relates to learning the heart of God, and to gain greater global perspective on people, culture, and issues.While this particular book is not one of my favorite Yancey creations, the title delivers on the content. I most certainly experienced chapter after chapter of how God's goodness and lov [...]

    6. yancey pieces together several reflections on "finding god in unexpected places"--whether that be in prisons, the former athiestic soviet union, or in his own work. yancey's observations are right on, as always, and his honesty about his doubts and disillusionments with the church are refreshing. the book isn't the most tied together, the essays are only loosely tied together and the ending is somewhat abrubt. but the overall message and thought provoking reflections along the way is is worthy o [...]

    7. Another person is very right in saying that this book is rather scattered. This is not to say that it is not worth reading, but more that in can be hard to follow and in some cases frusrating because he does not seem to delve too much into any one idea. This is a shame, because that is when Yancey is at his best. He has an incredible outlook and I am thankful for his writings. This is still worth reading, but possibly not one you need to rush and read.

    8. The book gives some thought provoking insight into Christianity through the ages. The excerpt of Christianity vs. Judaism vs. Islam was very helpful.

    9. Compilation of PonderingsCreated thought-provoking moments for me and lead me to seek out what God says in his Word. I enjoy books that make me reflect

    10. Hard to sum up. Definitely worth reading. He does a great job yet again of pouring over a topic in an interesting way with wise insight.

    11. When I read Yancey I like to read the book as a devotional with my Bible. I could not do that with this one. I do like him as an author and will read all I can find.

    12. I started branching into audiobooks late this year as a way to ensure I’d meet our goal of 52 by December 31st. Exploring the world of audiobooks has been a challenge for me. When it’s a fiction book it seems I’m picky about the narrator’s voice. After trying to start a couple fiction books, I’d stop listening not even an hour in– one narrator talked like everything was a question and I knew I couldn’t do that for 8 hours of listening! But what I have found is that nonfiction books [...]

    13. Yancey is, as always, superlatively competent in communicating his sometimes profound reflections on God, humanity, Christianity, society, grace, nature, and heroes (sung and unsung) in this collection of essays culled largely from his periodic columns in Christianity Today magazine. The essays are never hurt-your-head dense, but they are often inspirationally and substantively thought-provoking, which makes this an excellent book for casual coffee table or bathroom reading.

    14. I liked how reasonable Yancey was, liked that he didn't hit me with the same jargon I always here, liked how he acknowledged shortcomings and inconsistencies in modern Christian faith. It was a good book for me at this point in my life - dealing with spiritual topics from a Christian perspective, but not being obnoxious while doing so.It's really more a collection of short essays gathered under loose themes than a coherent book. But it was refreshing nonetheless.

    15. I'm starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to short story/essay collections, but this falls into the same loop: Some of the essays are nothing short of amazing--others, while well-written, just didn't do much for me.However, the section devoted to Yancey's own writing struggles were just the things I needed to hear right now. That section alone made this book entirely worth my time.

    16. I initially didn't think I would finish reading this book, because the first two chapters start out so slowly, but towards the middle I found myself really enjoying it. The author presents a number of real-world challenges to faith and challenges the reader to think about how they are practicing their Christian faith.

    17. Not Yancey's best. It's extremely scattered, and seems like a conglomeration of the same ideas he presents in a lot of his other works, with a heavy focus, as always, on the Soviet Union. But especially for somebody who's never read anything of his, this is a great book, and has a lot of great insights.

    18. Yancey's book gives you a LOT to think about and while I do not agree with everything he says, I do with most of it. Parts of the book had me wanting to move on and get through it where it got a little "dry". There was a lot of information in this book to absorb and several statistics I would like to have written down to share with others (listened to the audio version).

    19. This was not my favourite Yancey book, perhaps because I detected that his reflections were from more of an American Christian perspective than simply a Christian perspective. The book is comprised of a collection of independent writings, so each chapter can stand alone. He talks about the fall of the Soviet Union and about 9/11.

    20. This was an interesting collection of true stories, some very inspiring. One regret, I listened to this as an audio book, and the narrator spoke in such a monotone that it detracted from my enjoyment of the book. I would recommend reading this book rather then listening to it. If we could do half stars I would give this one 3.5.

    21. I think part of the problem for me with this is book is it wasn't what I was looking for at the time. I was wanting a Bible-study-type book to take with me to England this summer, and this was more a collection of stories of events in his life. Some of them were neat, but just not what I was expecting

    22. This is the first book by Philip Yancey I have read. It is a compilation of many experiences he has encountered during his travels. I found this work directs the reader to examine our daily actions and motives. Christians should strive for perfection, with the knowledge that God's grace is our gift.

    23. Encouraging case studies in what God's been up to in areas of the world or stratas of society that readers might be at least a bit surprised to learn about. Inspiring studies of some Christians at work in difficult circumstances with what sometimes see insurmountable problems.

    24. An interesting book that reads like twenty short articles from a journalist thrown together. Some moving stories, and causes you to think, but not really an amazing read. My first Yancey, doubt it will be my last.

    25. A loose collection of essays and chapters, the book was not what I was expecting based on the title. Nonetheless, like all of Yancey's books I've read so far, I sincerely appreciate his candid style and his insight into everyday spirituality.

    26. This book was much more political, cultural and philosophical than what I expected. Still a fantastic read. I would like to dig into it again in the future when I don't have littles underfoot at home.

    27. I love books that can enrich me spiritually as well as intellectually and this book does both, Philip is one of my favourite authors for a reason.

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