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.

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Recent Posts

The Persistence of Peggy

Posted on Sat, Feb 24 2018 in Blog | Comment

Winter Olympics events get major coverage in Colorado, for my state sends more athletes to the games than any other.  I left for Japan halfway through this year’s… read on

Jesus’ Unanswered Prayers

Posted on Sun, Jan 21 2018 in Blog | 39 Comments

Do you ever find yourself repeating the same requests over and over and wonder, “Is anyone really listening?” I take some consolation in remembering that Jesus, too, had… read on

Hope Amid the Gloom

Posted on Sun, Dec 24 2017 in Blog | 41 Comments

To startled shepherds an angel announced, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”  I must admit, as… read on

Thanks, Giving

Posted on Wed, Nov 22 2017 in Blog | 49 Comments

For a Thanksgiving blog, I happily yield to my wife who, as a social worker in Chicago, learned a lasting lesson about gratitude and giving. When the alarm… read on

Pakistan’s Mother Teresa

Posted on Thu, Oct 19 2017 in Blog | 42 Comments

I have been working on an update and revision of two books I wrote with Dr. Paul Brand, a world-renowned leprosy expert who died in 2003.  Dr. Brand… read on

The World Before Us

Posted on Thu, Sep 21 2017 in Blog | 51 Comments

I spent ten days this month in Alaska, at a writing conference sponsored by the author Leslie Leyland Fields. From a small private island just off the large… read on

A Tale of Two Families

Posted on Sat, Aug 19 2017 in Blog | 80 Comments

In the process of writing a memoir, I have been reflecting on the families of two sisters.  The first, Joyce, ruled with the iron hand of legalism.  Her… read on

Reading Wars

Posted on Thu, Jul 20 2017 in Blog | 105 Comments

I am going through a personal crisis.  I used to love reading.  I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with some… read on

Fatherless

Posted on Sat, Jun 17 2017 in Blog | 55 Comments

I never thought it strange, not having a father.  I was barely a year old when my father died, so I didn’t miss him.  How could I?  I… read on

A View from Abroad

Posted on Tue, May 23 2017 in Blog | 41 Comments

If you feel discouraged about the church in the U.S.—or the state of the nation itself, for that matter—I recommend traveling abroad.  I just returned from two countries… read on