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About Philip Yancey

Since 1977, Philip Yancey has penned 25 books that have sold more than 15 million copies. His books deal with tough questions and include classics such as Where Is God When It Hurts? and What’s So Amazing about Grace? In 1971, Philip joined the staff of Campus Life magazine, where he served until 1978 when he became a full-time writer. He and his wife, Janet, live in Evergreen, Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, wildlife, and the other delights of the Rocky Mountains. Philip began writing for Our Daily Bread in 2008.

Don’t Be Afraid!

By |2018-12-19T15:18:31-04:00December 21st, 2018|

Nearly every time an angel appears in the Bible, the first words he says are “Don’t be afraid!” Little wonder. When the supernatural makes contact with planet Earth, it usually leaves the human observers flat on their faces in fear. But Luke tells of God making an appearance in a form that doesn’t frighten. In Jesus, born with the animals and laid in a feeding trough, God takes an approach that we need not fear...

The Lord Speaks

By |2018-07-18T15:21:36-04:00August 15th, 2018|

We can find nearly every argument in the book of Job about why there is pain in the world, but the arguing never seems to help Job much. His is a crisis of relationship more than a crisis of doubt. Can he trust God? Job wants one thing above all else: an appearance by the one Person who can explain his miserable fate. He wants to meet God Himself, face to face...

Building Community

By |2017-08-30T15:48:15-04:00July 24th, 2017|

“Community” is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives, says Henri Nouwen. Often we surround ourselves with the people we most want to live with, which forms a club or a clique, not a community. Anyone can form a club; it takes grace, shared vision, and hard work to form a community.