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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This book is not yet featured on Whg. May 19, Paul Veldhouse rated it really liked it. Philip Yancey serves as editor at Large for Christianity Today magazine. Refresh and try again.

Jan 02, Pat rated it it was ok Recommends it for: A sense of betrayal engulfed him. Anecdotes, Scripturally based yncey, and general encouragement.

Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage

Preview — Church by Philip Yancey. He commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of an eye. Brianne has two copies of this. Little light on the theology and strong on the analogy.

I was in total shock when I flipped the second to last page and realized: The stories he has are amazing, and give you hope for the church. He and his wife live in Colorado. He also writes of the need for a serva Yancey gives a beautiful depiction on God’s love for church and community.

This one is centered on Church. This book included many thought provoking quotes, anecdotes, and situations that would cause one to think twice about church including this quote by C.

Visit Philip online at http: Oct 28, Phillip rated it liked it. For those not at that place yet, they may find something helpful in Yancey’s book.


Church: Why Bother?

He looks on those years with gratitude, because teenagers are demanding readers, and writing for them taught him a lasting principle: A few quotes that stood out to me – “Church exists primarily not to provide entertainment or to encourage vulnerability or to build self-esteem or facilitate friendship but to worship God.

The author of more than a dozen books. CS Lewis ” God commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of an eye. Paperbackpages. Yancey does not whitewash the church’s faults, rather he sets them against the overwhelming balance yancry its strengths: My books are a process of exploration and investigation of things I wonder about and worry about.

Just as every yyancey eventually learns that marriage is the beginning, not the end, of the struggle to make love work, every Christian must learn that church is also only a beginning. Definitely recommended for those who have never been exposed to church or those who have been burned by the Body of Believers before in an unpleasant experience at a church.

Church: Why Bother? – Philip YanceyPhilip Yancey

Vhurch still not very convinced everyone needs to belong to a church, especially huge mega churches that can be pretty cold and impersonal. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. Yancey gives a beautiful depiction on God’s love for church and community. I decided to give this one a try for two reasons: I agree with much of what the author observes. Part of what inspired me to read more about this topic is that I keep running into believers who think that it’s acceptable and okay to avoid attending church and getting plugged in.

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This was pilip reading for one of my courses and it doesn’t necessarily apply to me. I would like to belong to a community of believers but sometimes I think such a community need not be church members.


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With or without you. Check the Stock Availability in my Local Store. So I read this book with an open heart to see what answers he had discovered in his search regarding the importance of church. He spends about an hour each morning reading spiritually nourishing books, meditating, and praying. Anyone who enters the church expecting perfection does not understand the nature of that risk or the nature of humanity.

I am not yanecy with the book yet, but what I have read has helped me a lot. It can only be lived in community.

He also writes of the need for a servant’s heart of compassion for ministers and church members while having a compassion on the self, pulling examples from Jesus’ personal ministry on earth. Account Options Sign in. As the daughter of a minister my mom is a Southern Baptist children’s minister, and I often felt I got the short side of the stick – she was available to all of God’s children, it seemed, but not her own as I was growing up and the members of the congregation pushed her well beyond her job description I very much related to much of what Yancey said in this short but invaluable little work.

About Meet the Author Reviews. In fact, I may have given some of this same advice to others in years past.