Churches are morphing into new forms–emergent churches, shopping mall churches, megachurches–yet surveys show that an increasing number of believers. Philip Yancey journals his personal pilgrimage from skepticism and disillusionment about the church back to enthusiastic participation. Is it because something is wrong with the church? Perhaps that’s part of the picture. But Philip Yancey insists there is another part. In this candid.

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It is short and sweet and makes dhurch point well. As a reader who goes to church habitually, I was happy for the insight Mr.

Poignant view of what could be Yancey challenges one to look at the circumstances surrounding in order to grow the church with involvement not in perfection but in reality all wyh is God working in you.

Philip Yancey is a journalist and writer who writes a featured column in Christianity Today. This was required reading for one of my courses and it doesn’t necessarily apply to me.

Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage – Philip Yancey – Google Books

Rather, it belonged to the small group of people who were running it. I went through a period of reacting against everything I was taught and even discarding my faith. I can understand if someone is dealing with a major life illness that limits their abilities but I don’t see any biblical support for such a dangerous view.

Thanks for vhurch us about the problem. May 20, Cathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Why are there so many more professing Christians than churchgoing Christians?


Best little book I have read in a long time. Insights from Philip Yancey’s personal boyher away from and back to the church. Account Options Sign in.

Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage

I am not through with the book yet, but what I have read has helped me a lot. In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church’s human failings against its compelling worth as the body of Christ. He looks on those years with gratitude, because ohilip are demanding readers, and writing for them taught him a lasting principle: Always has, always will, until philop end of time.

These books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Bofher from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and have sold more than fifteen million copies.

I really like this book because it is the perfect length for a Yancey book. I did not feel like he was presenting it saying that it should always be this way, but I couldn’t help but think of that when I read certain parts. Lewis says- one command from Jesus is that we share the Eucharist. I grew up confused by the contradictions. I thoroughly enjoy Philip Yancey and his reflections on phiip Christian life.

Church: Why Bother?

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Jun 11, Brandon H. To ask other readers questions about Churchplease sign up. The Yanceys lived in downtown Chicago for many years before moving to a very different environment in Colorado.


My interests include skiing, climbing mountains, mountain-biking, golf, international travel, jogging, nature, theology in small dosespolitics, literature, and classical music. Preview — Church by Philip Yancey.

Does It Make Any Difference? It is definitely a personal pilgrimage, and one that I identified with in certain ways as early as the first paragraph.

I marked passages all over the book, and I’m going back to study them anew. Visit Philip online at http: Oct 28, Phillip rated it liked it. Brianne has two copies of this. From growing up in rural Georgia in a fundamentalist church to his experience at LaSalle Street Church in inner city Chicago, Philip reflects on the church, his own perceptions of it, and the various metaphors the Bible uses to describe it.

I would like to belong to a community of believers but sometimes I think such a community need not be church members. This is a great read for people struggling with their feelings about the church and their faith.

Does It Make Any Difference? She creaks, she rocks, she rolls, and at times she yaney you want to throw up.

Read it for yourself and see what I mean, for it is a quick but inspiring read that will reaffirm your faith even if you didn’t know you particularly needed the boost.

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