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5.0 out of 5 stars This book reached parts other books have not reached
This is Yancey at his best, honest, inspiring, and moving. Once again he is not afraid to challenge the church and expose the muck that is in the christians life, through the lives and mistakes of himself and others.(Henri Nouwen, Martin Luther King, Gahandi to name a few) This book changed my thinking, motivated me as a christian, and brought me closer to God.
Published on 3 Jan. 2002 by tpgraham@ukonline.co.uk

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3.0 out of 5 stars Yancey writes his own story for those wounded by the church
Soul Survivor is, in a sense, Philip Yancey's spiritual autobiography in which he reveals the struggles he has had, growing up in a Christian environment, to retain his faith in a church which, in his words "has distorted . . . [God's] message on many occasions, damaging lives and confusing countless people in the process." It is interesting to learn something...
Published on 27 Oct. 2001


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book reached parts other books have not reached, 3 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Soul Survivor: Searching for Meaningful Faith (Paperback)
This is Yancey at his best, honest, inspiring, and moving. Once again he is not afraid to challenge the church and expose the muck that is in the christians life, through the lives and mistakes of himself and others.(Henri Nouwen, Martin Luther King, Gahandi to name a few) This book changed my thinking, motivated me as a christian, and brought me closer to God.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If one synchronised swimmer drowns do the rest follow?, 14 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Soul Survivor: Searching for Meaningful Faith (Paperback)
I didn't get into WSAAG because I felt it too lightweight and had read into the subject quite a bit. But I enjoy this a lot. Don't be mislead by the title it's not about the damage done by the church but much more on how the damage was undone by various writers and figures. I found it very inspiring mainly because I hadn't heard of many of the characters yet they turned out to be some of the best. It is a very broad book in terms of the subjects covered. Good insight into a writers life and the wonderful living out of christianity in terms of personal evangelism. just beware-quite a few long words!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Yancey writes his own story for those wounded by the church, 27 Oct. 2001
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This review is from: Soul Survivor: Searching for Meaningful Faith (Paperback)
Soul Survivor is, in a sense, Philip Yancey's spiritual autobiography in which he reveals the struggles he has had, growing up in a Christian environment, to retain his faith in a church which, in his words "has distorted . . . [God's] message on many occasions, damaging lives and confusing countless people in the process." It is interesting to learn something of the thirteen remarkable people who have helped shape Yancey's spiritual journey, but the book is really aimed at those who have experienced similar pain and confusion at the hands of an often legalistic and judgemental church. Happily I am not such a person and so found little here for myself; certainly the book is not to be recommended as a universal read for all Christians, unlike his classics, "The Jesus I Never Knew" and "What's So Amazing About Grace." But Yancey, as ever, writes well, and I'm sure many people will identify with his story and find comfort and hope for their own wounds.
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