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The Question That Never Goes Away HB Hardcover – 3 Dec 2013


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  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (3 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310339820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310339823
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.6 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,842,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In his new book, Philip Yancey returns to the question, 'what is God up to in a world of such tragedy and pain?'. Many of his best-selling books have considered this, most difficult of question and with 'The Question that Never Goes Away' Yancey continues to express his own journey in print. (Aslan Christian Books 2013-12-05)

Philip Yancey is interviewed by Sharon Barnard, for Woman Alive Magazine. (Sharon Barnard Woman Alive Magazine 2014-02-01)

Philip Yancey is interviewed in The War Cry by Philip Halcrow (Philip Halcrow The War Cry)

Philip Yancey is interviewed in Inspire by Sharon Barnard (Sharon Barnard Inspire)

Filled with honest consideration and insight.. This book is great for anyone wanting something easy to read but deep to consider. (Together Magazine)

Philip Yancey has been the Church's go-to man on suffering since his first book, Where is God When it Hurts?, and is often invited to address trauma-struck communities such as Columbine, Fukushima and Sandy Hook. Such face-to-face meetings with survivors and the bereaved keep him from glib answers. He treats both tragedy and faith with equal respect in this reflective work. Fuelled by honesty, pithy stories, well-selected quotes and interesting touches ... this vivid book condenses observation and theology into a wise, sensitive and practical aid to understanding the brokenness around us and responding as God's presence in the lives of the hurting ... newcomers to his work will quickly see his great appeal as he offers helpful insight, freshly forged in the heat of very recent news stories. - **** (DW Christianity Magazine)

Yancey is happy to consider ways in which suffering can lead to growth, and to emphasise resurrection and redemption. His first priority, however, is wise discernment of what would be best said to a particular suffering person, and what would be best not said. (Rev. Andrew Davidson The Church Times 2014-05-02)

There is much encouragement and hope contained within. Yancy writes with clarity and compassion. He does not under estimate the destructive force of suffering, neither does he attempt to provide neat, glib answers. (John Hughes Reflections) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Picking up where he left off in bestseller WHERE IS GOD WHEN IT HURTS?, Philip Yancey tells stories from his recent life experiences, raising this perennial question but suggesting fresh encouragement for faith - even when it is most severely put to the test. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Valerie J. Hatton on 4 Jan 2014
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Philip Yancey is an excellent writer who makes Christian theology accessible. However, I think this book was a mistake. He had said it all in "Where is God when it hurts" which I can highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Baz on 3 Mar 2014
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I've yet to be disappointed by any book written by Philip Yancey and this certainly lived up to my expectations. Honest, real and based on his own experiences in trying to help people make sense of the senseless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Graham Lowther on 5 Aug 2014
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I have to say I have been overwhelmed by emotions reading about others suffering.
As a mum who has lost a child I can connect with the pain in some of these tales of suffering. I also can connect with the fact that God does heal and is right in the heart of the suffering. I could read it through again straight away.
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Philip Yancey writes of his experiences when asked to talk to people in war zones, and to parents who have lost children in tragic school shooting incidents around the US. He asks some difficult questions, attempting to reach out to people going through appalling circumstances, without sounding trite.

Yancey’s writing is always good; he has a talent for explaining complex concepts to lay people without ever being condescending. He acknowledges that each individual is different, that nobody can go through anybody else’s pain, and that we all deal with tragedies in different ways.

I’m glad I read this; it was a good reminder that life isn’t easy, but that God is still with us, wanting to hold us close, to share in our pain. And yet, it doesn’t really say a lot more than was explored in his classic ‘Where is God when it hurts?’.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda on 23 Jun 2014
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A little bit dissapointed as there was more on the tragedy's in life than the answer why. A few little jems in the answers but not enough on the why.
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As always Philip gets to the heart of the subject in a way that opens the reader's horizon and understanding
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This is an honestly written book which does not evade the pain and perplexity of this issue. It cites numerous examples of people who have reacted positively to extremely painful situations, improving bad situations and bringing out the very best in human nature.
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By Phil Lenton on 26 May 2014
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He doesn't shy away from the tough reality of suffering in today's world. This gives the book an authenticity that is very necessary when you reach the later chapters explaining ideas on how to make sense of it all.
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