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

A Melancholy Thanksgiving

Posted on Thu, Nov 26 2020 in Blog, Writing | 29 Comments

I’ve been working on a modern paraphrase of John Donne’s Devotions, which he wrote in 1623 during a bubonic plague outbreak. One-third of London’s residents would die, and… read on

The Power of Love and the Love of Power (Shakespeare: Part II)

Posted on Mon, Mar 9 2020 in Blog, Writing | 16 Comments

William Shakespeare knew love, and also its complications.  At the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway, a woman eight years his senior.  Six months after the wedding,… read on

What Makes Shakespeare Great? (Part I)

Posted on Mon, Feb 17 2020 in Blog, Writing | 28 Comments

Some years ago I read through all 38 of the plays by William Shakespeare. I chose one night per week, drank lots of coffee, and used an edition… read on

Body Mindfulness

Posted on Mon, Aug 19 2019 in Blog, Writing | 27 Comments

This month IVP has released a new, revised version of my writings with Dr. Paul Brand, Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image.  Gratitude was the… read on

A Father Is Born

Posted on Sun, Jun 17 2018 in Blog, Writing | 7 Comments

I have long looked to Frederick Buechner, who turns 92 next month, as a mentor.  I included him in Soul Survivor as one of the key people who… read on