What Good Is God?: In Search of a Faith That Matters
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (Oct 19 2010)
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I have read several books by Philip Yancey, but What Good is God? is my favourite so far. There are ten separate sections in this book, each covering a dramatic time in history or a distinct part of society.
- Virgina Tech: Campus Massacre
- China: Winds of Change
- Green Lake: Professional Sex Workers
- Cambridge: Remembering C.S. Lewis
- Bible College: Student Daze
- South Africa: Breaking Down the Walls
- Memphis: An Alternative Vision
- Middle East: Church at Risk
- Chicago: A Place for Misfits
- Mumbai: A Marathon of Horror
Each section has two parts ... first the history, research and interviews. The second part of each section includes the speech or presentation that was delivered to each of the groups individually. This is a realistic and transparent look at different aspects of our society, both locally and around the world. Mr. Yancey does it in a way that is enlightening yet almost overwhelming at times.
The title of this book asks an important question, "What Good is God?" I believe that Mr. Yancey answers this question through the examples of ordinary people who had long-lasting and life-changing effects on others in their communities. This book challenges us to be the hands and feet of God by delivering hope to those around us.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of What Good is God? through Hachette Books, in exchange for my honest review.