Philip Yancey Kierkegaard has taught me, moved me, perplexed me, and always provoked my thinking in new directions. I'm delighted to see his work in such an accessible form. Eugene Peterson, author, Subversive Spirituality In a culture awash in religious silliness, Kierkegaard's bracing metaphors expose our mediocrities and en- ergize us with a clarified sense of what it means to follow Jesus. Christianity Today Readable and spiritually vibrant. ACT Digest Provocations is more of a health farm than a holiday. At the very least it shows that we are not the first generation to find the Church disappointing, the mind and spirit in tension, and God wonderfully paradoxical.