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

Thanksgiving Derailed

Posted on Thu, Nov 25 2021 in Blog, Travel | 16 Comments

The year was 1982, one of my first trips overseas. I got a sore neck, turning this way and that to take in the sights of the five-ring… read on

In the Air Again

Posted on Wed, Jun 16 2021 in Blog, Speaker, Travel | 39 Comments

After staying home virtually all of 2020, in the Spring of this year I started traveling again. In May I ventured an international trip, accepting an invitation to… read on

An Anniversary Worth Remembering

Posted on Tue, Nov 12 2019 in Blog, Travel | 23 Comments

On a driving trip through Scandinavia I got my first view of aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. In Finland, just twenty miles from the Russian border, I stood… read on

Snapshots from Asia

Posted on Wed, Sep 18 2019 in Blog, Travel | 21 Comments

I traveled to Southeast Asia in late July, in the midst of their steamy tropical summer. The trip began in Singapore, a clean and modern place where, mercifully,… read on

A Refugee Haven

Posted on Mon, Jul 15 2019 in Blog, Travel | 22 Comments

I am flying into Beirut, Lebanon, for a conference, and from the air the city looks to deserve its reputation as “the Paris of the Middle East.”  Upscale… read on

Emerging from the Dark

Posted on Thu, Nov 15 2018 in Blog, Travel | 30 Comments

During Soviet days the authorities arrested and imprisoned my father, a pastor.  He was sentenced to be executed, but Russia was constructing something above the Arctic Circle, so… read on

On the Road Again

Posted on Thu, Jul 19 2018 in Blog, Travel | 28 Comments

I travel to other countries about four times a year, usually at the invitation of an international publisher of my books. This year, for example, I’ve flown to… read on

Don’t Cry For Me, Sarajevo

Posted on Fri, Nov 2 2012 in Blog, Travel | 16 Comments

On a book tour last month, as we were driving along the highway from Croatia to Bosnia, traffic came to a sudden stop near the border.  Car doors… read on