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? – Philip YanceyPhilip Yancey

The book is well-written, but easy to read only pages, with very relatable stories and analogies that illustrates his points. To ask other readers questions about Churchplease sign up. Apr 15, Joy rated it really liked it. 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.

Perhaps three and a half stars would be better.

I love this book I gave words to his faith, and in the process he gave faith to my words. It was years later yamcey he heard preached and understood grace that he came back to appreciate the fellowship of local believers. That is the risk God took. His writing took a more personal, introspective turn even as his activities turned outward. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Yancey does not whitewash the church’s faults, rather he sets them against the overwhelming balance of its strengths: When people are helped and relationships are healed, the glory should go to the Author of reconciliation and restoration. Select Ministry Resource Guides, Press here. Mas ela chega ao chuech.

Oct 28, Phillip rated it liked whj. I am not through with the book yet, but what I have read has helped me a lot. Anyone disenchanted with church.

Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage

Aug 02, Milan Homola rated it really liked it. Email Article to Friend. Log In bpther sync your basket across devices. Is it because something is wrong with the church? Insights from Philip Yancey’s personal pilgrimage away from and back to the church. Jul 09, Reflector rated it did not like it. Just as every romantic eventually learns that marriage is the beginning, not the end, of the struggle to make love work, every Christian must learn that church is also only a beginning.

A sense of betrayal engulfed him.


Church: Why Bother?

Perhaps three and a half stars would be bette Lighter than most of Yancey’s work, but well worth reading nonetheless. To those who struggle with my books, I reply, ‘Then maybe you shouldn’t be reading them. Apr 09, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: He currently has more than 15 million books in print, published in 35 languages worldwide.

Yancey worked as a journalist in Chicago for some twenty years, editing the youth magazine Campus Life while also writing for a wide variety of magazines including Reader’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, National Wildlife, and Christianity Today. He retells the church’s treatment of a churcb challenged Vietnam vet who hated white people, and how their diligent attention brought him to a place of stability.

I was in total shock when I flipped the second to last page and realized: Their approach to helping one another is valuable. I have since disagreed, but still think he makes good points in the book.