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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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Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage

Is it because something is wrong with the church? Published October 14th by Zondervan first published December 23rd Christian Lange Powered by: Buy this book at Amazon.

They’ve been burned by the church or they’re upset about certain aspects of Christianity. Some Christians may find such opinions sacrilegious but I’m not going to pretend to think like conventional Christians. As a reader who goes to church habitually, I was happy for the insight Mr.

And we were taught that God answers prayers, miraculously, but my father died of polio just after my first birthday, despite many prayers for his healing. Glad I read it, though. Jun 11, Brandon H.

I grew up confused by the contradictions. Phliip Yancey journals his personal pilgrimage from skepticism and disillusionment about the church back to enthusiastic participation. That is the risk God took. The stories he has are amazing, and give you hope for the church. It is well written, makes for smooth and quick reading.


Church: Why Bother? – Philip YanceyPhilip Yancey

With or without you. We heard about love and grace, but I didn’t experience much. Yancey provides regarding how congregational worship supports individual worship, and how the congregational community opens doors for individual progression. This book provide the author’s reflections on what a Christian church is, what it should be, and why Christians should still go to church even when a church isn’t what it should be.

About Meet the Author Reviews. Oct 10, Mbgirl rated it it was amazing. 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. He does a really great job of expressing from his own personal experience the necessity of the community of believers.

Church: Why Bother?

It is such a beautiful book that would benefit everyone. So, he devoured books that opened his mind, challenged his upbringing, and went against what he had been taught. However, the last chapter, Ch. Well written and very “readable.

There are lots of great sub points that will make you think about your relationship as the church to the church. Much of what Yancey offers up is the usual advice given to those who have given up on church.


My interests include skiing, climbing mountains, mountain-biking, golf, international travel, jogging, nature, theology in small dosespolitics, literature, and classical music.

Properly humbled, I began concentrating on my own spirituality, not everyone else’s” p. So, just how does a man who’s been through all Yancey yxncey, draw close to the God he once feared? Did you find this review helpful?

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

Anyone who enters the church expecting perfection does not understand the nature of that risk or the nature of humanity.

From growing up in rural Georgia in a fundamentalist church to his experience at LaSalle Street Church in inner city Chicago, Philip reflects on the church, his own perceptions of it, and the various metaphors the Bible uses to describe it.

Jan 25, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: For each of them, at times, the physical reality surely seem to present God is the enemy but each managed to hold on to a trust in God despite the hardships.

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