Philip Yancey

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Philip Yancey (1949-) is an American Christian author. Fourteen million of his books have been sold worldwide, making him one of the best-selling evangelical Christian authors.
In 1971 Yancey moved to Chicago, and joined the staff of Campus Life magazine—a sister publication of Christianity Today directed towards high school and college students—where he served as editor for eight years. Yancey was for many years an editor for Christianity Today and wrote articles for Reader's Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Eternity, Moody Monthly, and National Wildlife, among others. He now lives in Colorado, working as an editor-at-large for Christianity Today. He is a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture, another magazine affiliated with Christianity Today, and travels around the world for speaking engagements.
  • After the Wedding (1976)
  • Where Is God When It Hurts? (1977)  (Updated edition published in 1990, special edition in 2001)
  • Secrets of the Christian Life (1979) (co-authored with Tim Stafford and first published as 'Unhappy Secrets of the Christian Life')
  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made (1980) - co-authored with physician Paul W. Brand
  • Open Windows (1982)
  • Insight (1982)
  • In His Image (1984) - co-authored with physician Paul W. Brand
  • NIV Student Bible (1986) - co-edited with Tim Stafford
  • Disappointment With God (1988)
  • I Was Just Wondering (1989) - excerpts from previous books and articles
  • Praying with the KGB: A Startling Report from a Shattered Empire - (1992)
  • Discovering God: A Devotional Journey Through the Bible (1993)
  • Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants (1993) - co-authored with physician Paul W. Brand; Reissued in 1997 as The Gift of Pain
  • The Jesus I Never Knew (1995)
  • Finding God in Unexpected Places (1995) (Updated 2nd edition published in 2005)
  • What's So Amazing About Grace? (1997)
  • The Bible Jesus Read (1999)
  • Reaching for the Invisible God (2000)
  • Meet the Bible: A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections (2000) - co-authored with Brenda Quinn
  • Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church (2001)
  • Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage (2001)
  • Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church, 2002.
  • Rumors of Another World (2003) renamed as A Skeptic's Guide to Faith (2009)
  • In the Likeness of God (2004) - The Dr. Paul Brand tribute edition of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image
  • Designer Sex (2005) - 32 page booklet
  • Finding God in Unexpected Places: Revised Edition, 2005.
  • When We Hurt : Prayer, Preparation & Hope for Life's Pain (2006)
  • Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (2006, 2010)
  • Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim (2009)
  • What Good Is God? (2010)
  • Christians and Politics: Uneasy Partners (2012)
  • The Question That Never Goes Away: Why? (2014)
  • Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? (2014)




Philip -  the official site

  •  Yancey in an interview in Whosoever online magazine, Amazed by Grace: When it gets to particular matters of policy, like ordaining gay and lesbian ministers, I'm confused, like a lot of people.  There are a few - not many, but a few - passages of Scripture that give me pause.  Frankly, I don't know the answers to those questions.
  • Yancey in Christianity Today, November 1, 2004, Hope for Abraham's Sons: Perhaps our day calls for a new kind of ecumenical movement: not of doctrine, nor even of religious unity, but one that builds on what Jews, Christian, and Muslims hold in common. ... Indeed, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have much in common.
  • Philip Yancey considers Brennan Manning a good friend.
  • Philip Yancey wrote the foreword in Brennan Manning's memoirs All Is Grace.
  • Eugene H. Peterson wrote the foreword in Yancey's Church: Why Bother? (2001)

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