Who is Philip Yancey?

For Yancey, reading offered a window to a different world. So, he devoured books that opened his mind, challenged his upbringing, and went against what he had been taught. A sense of betrayal engulfed him.

Read Philip's Full Bio

Recent Posts

Gourmet Meals With A Purpose

Posted on Thu, Sep 4 2014 in Blog | 4 Comments

Jesus once asked his disciples, “For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves?” I have seen scores of creative ministries… read on

Darkness and Light in India

Posted on Sat, Aug 16 2014 in Blog | 18 Comments

The cows, always the cows, hundreds of them, thousands of them.  They stand in a pack blocking traffic, take naps in the middle of a busy highway, walk… read on

Farewell to the Golden Age

Posted on Sun, Jul 6 2014 in Blog | 60 Comments

I have lived through the golden age of publishing, first with magazines and then with books.  I began my career at Campus Life in 1971, and in ten… read on

Age Happens

Posted on Wed, May 21 2014 in Blog | 17 Comments

The Yanceys come from good genetic stock, as a recent trip South to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday reminded me.  Her mother, born in 1898, lived through the… read on

Steps Large And Small

Posted on Wed, Apr 16 2014 in Blog | 7 Comments

The same week that saw the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, I found myself in a studio taping the Tavis Smiley show, an interview program produced… read on

Hollywood of the Midwest

Posted on Mon, Mar 31 2014 in Blog | 5 Comments

I spent last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which I jokingly call “the Hollywood of the Midwest.”  My publisher, based in that city, was filming a video series… read on

How Soon We Forget

Posted on Wed, Mar 26 2014 in Blog | 1 Comment

Last November the strongest typhoon ever recorded slammed into the southern islands of the Philippines, with winds reaching 195 miles per hour.  The storm caused more than 6,000… read on