Question That Never Goes Away: Why Hardcover – 1 Jan 2014
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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)
Philip Yancey is interviewed by Sharon Barnard, for Woman Alive Magazine. (Sharon Barnard Woman Alive Magazine)
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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)
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.
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.See all Product description
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Yancey looks at some of the recent tragedies in the world, and searches for God in and through the suffering. I shed many tears for those who experienced such excruciating pain and suffered so much loss. You can't adequately put how you feel about suffering like this into words... how can you?
Even though it's a hard subject matter to reflect on, I feel it's an important book to read. I was tempted to close the book and not open it again, as my heart just broke more and more with each story told, but I knew I had to finish it and I'm glad I eventually did. It helped spending time in prayer, laying the grieving before God's throne of grace.
If you are struggling with the big questions such as suffering, or trying to find God in yours or others pain, or you are in pastoral ministry, I would recommend this book.
It guides you on a journey to think more deeply on this difficult and sensitive subject that holds no easy answers.
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.
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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