I Was Just Wondering

I Was Just Wondering

by Philip Yancey
     
 

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Best-selling author Philip Yancey writes on a diverse range of topics that touch on the fields of history, science, religion, ethics, and more in this new edition of I Was Just Wondering. These stimulating columns originally written for Christianity Today offer readers short, penetrating observations on this universe, the earth, the church, and the

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Best-selling author Philip Yancey writes on a diverse range of topics that touch on the fields of history, science, religion, ethics, and more in this new edition of I Was Just Wondering. These stimulating columns originally written for Christianity Today offer readers short, penetrating observations on this universe, the earth, the church, and the Christian life. Questions such as:

  • Why is sex fun?
  • Where did racist hatred come from?
  • Why do so many Christians feel more guilty than forgiven?
  • How do you write or talk about theology in a society that still uses the theological words, but has changed their meanings?
  • What is God like?
  • Why do people show great interest in "near-death experiences" but no interest in death experiences?
First published in 1989, this revised and updated edition of I Was Just Wondering offers a level-headed, honest journey into questions that are just as important and challenging to readers today.

Editorial Reviews

Virtue
"When was the last time you had a deep conversation with a friend?... That's what it's like reading Yancey's book.... The perfect gift for a "thinker.""
Moody Monthly
Yancey is one of the truly creative and insightful Christian writers today.
Theological Book Review (U.K.)
A series of short pieces written with insight and integrity, many of which are a gentle form of Christian apologetics for a secular society. This book could also be an excellent resource for preachers—if only many of them could emulate Yancey's learning and relaxed style—and should be of interest to the lay Christian also.
Library Journal
When Yancey couples his vibrant curiosity with his felicitous style and then begins reflecting on everything under the sun, the result is a collection of stimulating observations bound to nudge and encourage a reader's own reflective powers. Yancey first turns his gaze on societal issues, but by the end of the 45th short, terse chapter (all of which appeared originally in a column in the magazine Christianity Today) , he has touched on the fields of history, psychology, science, religion, and ethics, winding up with observations on the inner life. Yancey manages superbly to avoid the trite when he poses questions for his own and others' consideration. Yet his book is imbued with a quality of profound faith. Enthusiastically recommended.-- Cynthia Widmer, Williamstown, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846129
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,356,845
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.66(d)

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