Soul Survivor

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John Murray Press, Feb 16, 2012 - Religion - 336 pages

Disillusioned by the distortions and hypocrisies of the church in which he grew up, Philip Yancey set out in search of a life enhanced by faith instead of diminished by religion. Having struggled to forge personal convictions about God amid the ironies of life and the incongruities of religion, he looks closer at those whose lives radiate spiritual authenticity rather than pious posturing.

From Dostoevsky to Martin Luther King, G. K. Chesterton to Paul Brand, Yancey pays homage to some of the most remarkable, selfless, Christ-like lives our world has known, and asks what both he and we can do to find such beautiful faith in our own lives.

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User Review  - LeslieHurd - LibraryThing

Yancey's "Soul Survivor" presents us with 13 individuals whose lives and writings allowed him to hold on to his faith despite his extreme disappointment with his southern fundamentalist upbringing ... Read full review

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User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

Any book with a chapter on Frederick Buechner rocks. Philip Yancey is a breath of fresh air in this current "Pray it and get it" stream of Christianity. This is how his faith survived the church. This may be how I survive my faith. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

PHILIP YANCEY is the world's bestselling and most acclaimed Christian writer. His two bestselling books, WHAT'S SO AMAZING ABOUT GRACE? and THE JESUS I NEVER KNEW have each sold over three-quarters of a million copies. He is an award-winning journalist and writer and a featured columnist in Christianity Today.

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