I had originally conceived a book called What’s So Amazing About Grace and Why Don’t Christians Show More of It? in order to speak to the growing enchantment of American Christians with right-wing politics.

Christians were becoming known mainly for what they were against: pornography, homosexuality, abortion, etc. That disturbed me, as I see grace as one of the great, often untapped, powers of the universe that God has asked us to set loose.

As I wrote, the book became less about politics and society and more about the wonders of God’s grace and how it can transform individuals, families, and even nations.    (Zondervan, 1997)


On the heels of Philip Yancey’s best-selling The Jesus I Never Knew comes this equally insightful exploration of grace, the most powerful force in the universe and our only hope for love and forgiveness. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award, the Christian Book of the Year Award, and the Retailers Choice Award.

“This is beyond a doubt the very best book I have read from a Christian author in my life.”  —Dr. Robert A. Seiple, former President of World Vision

“Philip Yancey is one of the most engaging and convicting writers in the Christian world.  Once again he has produced a work with something in it to make everyone mad.”  —Chuck Colson, author of Born Again and founder of Prison Fellowship

The book is available in hardcover, paperback, Ebooks, Kindle, mp3 downloads and audio CD.

The study guide is available in  DVD (Small Group Study Guide), audio CD, audio and video downloads, Kindle and Ebooks.


Grace—Visual Edition: An artist/designer approached me and said, “We like your books, but truthfully many in the younger generation won’t read a serious book of length.  Too much like homework.  Would you mind if we took some of the content, mostly the stories, and designed a graphic-heavy book around that content?”  He did just that, and I must admit that images convey grace in ways that words cannot.

DVDs,  study guides, audio and ebook downloads, and a Spanish edition are available.