Have I got good news for those who know someone you've wished to reach for God, but simply ran into a brick wall. I just finished reading a most fantastic book. If ever I had a book in my hands that might crack the armor of the hardened unbeliever, God has delivered it....in exhilarating power.
Philip Yancey's newest work, What Good Is God?, is unspeakably beyond rocket science of the Spirit. It soars with hope and reads with smoothility. I've been a fan and friend of Philip's for a long time. His recent investigative reporting in this book, too me, surpasses the inspiring and skillful expertise of his other writings.
This writing clearly signals to the reader that Yancey gets it! He understands the frustration of the unbeliever who cannot help but view with disgust the toxic local church. Any bent on disbelief will necessarily want to rethink after reading about the church's need to leave its walls in order to make a substantial difference by transforming lives in the streets.
Christian faith may sour when lived in isolation from the rest of the world followed up by Pharisees spend too much time around other Pharisees continually chip away at the doubter's stronghold. Simultaneously, it challenges we believers to arise from deadening ritualism that can't possibly impact our own hearts; let alone another.
Yancey's message is dual in nature. Not only does What Good Is God? build faith in the believing reader, it waters seedling faith implanted by grandpas and mommas within the hearts of the crusted. Do not read this book as merely good for your study. Rather, recognize that yet another tool for outreach has been dropped upon humanity by the Holy Spirit.
Wanna reach a stubborn doubter? Let their eyes be exposed to this volume. It looks like any other book. But it isn't. It is rocket science---meaning well thought-out perspective---on a spiritual plain which will connect with those thirsty hearts who also insist on hiding from God exposure.
What Good Is God? answers the doubter's biggest question.
I don't know if Yancey is getting better at writing or if I am just getting so much better at reading! Thanks, my friend, for what I believe is your best work yet!