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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Church: Why Bother?

They are free to share their weakness with each other, build relationship with one another, and in the phllip receive support that help them grow toge This book chrch the author’s reflections on what a Christian church is, what it should be, and why Christians should still go to church even when a church isn’t what it should be. Aug 10, Sally Andrews rated it it was amazing. Properly humbled, I began concentrating on my own spirituality, not everyone else’s” p.

The opening paragraph from J. These books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and have sold more than fifteen million copies.

Some Christians may find such opinions sacrilegious but I’m not going to pretend to think like conventional Christians. I read this ehy during a time when I was taking a sabbatical from church. Books by Philip Yancey. My books are a process of exploration and investigation of things I wonder about and worry about.


Church: Why Bother? – Philip YanceyPhilip Yancey

Their approach to helping one another is valuable. Little light on the theology and strong on the analogy. My interests include skiing, climbing mountains, mountain-biking, golf, international travel, jogging, nature, theology in small dosespolitics, literature, and classical music.

To ask other readers questions about Churchchurchh sign up. It is such a beautiful book that would benefit everyone. Is it because something is wrong with the church? Does It Make Any Difference? However, the last chapter, Ch. Yancey details his own journey away from and back to the church.

A sense of betrayal engulfed him. This was required reading for one of my courses and it doesn’t necessarily apply to me.

So I read this book with an open heart to see what answers he had discovered in his search regarding the importance of church. I just am not a big fan of saying any good botger we do has to have our church name attached to it somehow. His most recent books are Prayer: Re-read after eight years and found it a bit light-weight, with one or two assumptions about ‘church services’ that didn’t really fit.

Apr 15, Joy rated it really liked it. Whenever I abandon church for a time, I find that I am the one who suffers. Well written and very “readable. Oct 10, Mbgirl rated it it was amazing. A superb, ywncey read, full of love, grace, and truth. CS Lewis ” God commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of an eye.


May cburch, Cathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Philip Yancey is a journalist and writer who writes a featured column in Christianity Today. 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.

I thoroughly enjoy Dhurch Yancey and his reflections on the Christian life. Zondervanphioip Religion – pages.

Anyone who enters the church expecting perfection does not understand the nature of that risk or the nature of humanity. Why should I bother with the church? I’m still not very convinced everyone needs to belong to a church, especially huge mega churches that can be pretty cold and impersonal.

Part of what inspired me to read more about this topic is that I keep running into believers who think that it’s acceptable and okay to avoid attending church and getting plugged in.