Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What Good Is God?: Book Review

About The Book:

Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution.

About The Author:

Philip Yancey, a journalist by profession, is a bestselling writer and speaker. He is known for his honest, thoughtful explorations of Christian faith, particularly in areas of questions, struggles, and mystery. His devoted readers have bonded with him on his own journeys through doubt and faith, and they count on him as a trusted companion in the search for a faith that matters amid the world's deepest problems as well as its shining joys.

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My Review:

There has never been a Philip Yancey book that has not challenged me in my walk with God. When the opportunity to review his most recent release, What Good Is God?, I jumped at the chance. It did not disappoint.

This world is so full of pain, trials, and heartache, as Yancey shows us examples from the tragedy of Virgina Tech, Apartheid, Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the sex trade, and much more. Yet, God has been there through these situations and continues to be present, even when it does not seem like it. 

Yancey writes in a manner that will appeal to all ages, and all stages of the Christian faith. He brings us on a journey of inspiration, despite trial, and reminds us that it is because of God's grace that we can reach out to those around us, in the face of trial, and triumph over it. It is through our trials that we really learn to lean of God's Grace and also be an example of His love and mercy when reaching out to those going through difficult times.

I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase What Good Is God? by Philip Yancey, online through and - it is also available through your local Christian bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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