Managing Monday with Philip Yancey – take 3

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Philip Yancey’s (1949 – present) books have sold over 14 million copies, making him one of the most widely read contemporary Christian authors. I always enjoy his work, but What’s so Amazing about Grace and The Jesus I Never Knew, are particular favourites. This is our third and final look at some of his gems…

  • Grace, like water, flows to the lowest part – Philip Yancey
  • One bold message in the book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment – he can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants in the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to go away limping, like Jacob, rather than to shut God out – Philip Yancey
  • I have learned that faith means trusting God in advance what will only make sense in reverse – Philip Yancey
  • Grace is a gift that costs everything for the giver and nothing for the recipient – Philip Yancey
  • When I am tempted to complain about God’s lack of presence, I remind myself that God has much more reason to complain about my lack of presence – Philip Yancey

As always, nice chatting…

One Comment

  1. I love Philip Yancey’s books too. And these quotes, especially the second one. Privileged to hear John Dickson, another author etc at St Andrews last night, with Paul and Becky.

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