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I Was Just Wondering [Paperback]

By Philip Yancey (Author)
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Bestselling 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 based on his stimulating columns written especially for "Christianity Today" magazine.

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Best-selling author Philip Yancey here gathers forty-four of his most insightful and stimulating columns written for Christianity Today. Exploring a diverse range of topics that touch on the fields of history, science, religion, ethics, and more, Yancey offers readers short, penetrating observations on the universe, the earth, the church, and the Christian life. Originally 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.

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   232
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 16, 1998
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0802846122  
ISBN13  9780802846129  

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More About Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey Philip Yancey is a distinguished writer with 20 books to his credit and a total of more than seven million copies in print. His books, including The Jesus I Never Knew, What s So Amazing About Grace? and Where Is God When It Hurts? have won a total of twelve Gold Medallion Awards. He has been published in Reader s Digest, Christianity Today, and The Saturday Evening Post."

Philip Yancey currently resides in the state of Colorado. Philip Yancey was born in 1949.

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Disappointed when he stopped wondering and started preaching.  Jan 11, 2006
I loved this book until the last quarter when I felt that Yancy began preaching and teaching. I thought he was wondering. The first three-quarters of the book were fairly provacative, but if I wanted to read the standard evangelical point of view on issues like "Whatever Happened to Heaven" or "Job and the Riddles of Suffering", I would have bought books under those titles. I would have preferred that Yancy play with the ideas -- not ennumerate them.
Many good questions, few satisfying answers  Nov 16, 2004
First of all, I must confess that I am a fan of the author. Despite the title of my review, I didnt expect this book to give me solid answers to theological questions that only God Himself can reply. However, I couldnt stop myself from expecting much from the same author who gave me divine experience with his classics like "The Bible Jesus read", "Finding God in unexpected places", "Where is God when it hurts?", "The Jesus I never knew", "Soul Survivor", and my all time favorite "What's so amazing about grace?".

Some reviewers comment that this is a very deep and difficult book. However, I really think that the author has been improving himself so much over time that his recent works are much better than this one which is a collection of his essays first published on Christianity Today before 1989. In this respect, I should congratulate the author and thank God for using the author to preach His messages so well. However, as a consumer and a common christian, I am obligated to recommend the author's other books (like those mentioned above) instead of this one.
OK but keep shopping  Mar 9, 2003
Not an easy read. I just could not get into this book. Read the sample pages to see if this is the style of writing you enjoy before you buy it.
A great writer, a good book  Nov 26, 2002
While I enjoyed reading Yancey's columns here in book form, I have to disagree that this book rates as a 5. If it does, does that mean that "The Jesus I Never Knew" is on the same caliber of book? Hardly possible.

Mr. Yancey himself states that he really isn't all that interested when he sees a book of previously published material because they are simply not as good as a whole book devoted to a central theme. I have to agree that this book is far less than his other books because of that limitation, but I concur with other reviewers that this is a good book and well worth reading.

It is perhaps the kind of book best suited for waiting rooms, bus rides, bathroom reading and the like because each chapter is short and devoted to a concise topic. Also note that if you were a faithful reader of his columns that you'll probably be disappointed in this book as the subject matter isn't written in great enough depth to rehash it.

I am not much of a magazine reader, so most of this book was new to me, but some of the chapters included basic thoughts that were expounded on in full books by Yancey. I was able to read quickly through those parts without too much trouble and I didn't find them too much of a distraction.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone new to Philip Yancey, it's an easy place to see if you like his style and take on life, Christian living and the church. If you enjoy this book at all the next thing on your reading list should be one of his best sellers. I have read "The Jesus I Never Knew" a couple of times and it really is a great work and "What's so Amazing about Grace?" should be required reading for all.

You've Got Questions, He's Got Answers  Nov 19, 2000
Philip Yancey does an awesome job at answering many of today's common questions. With every question, he finds a story or idea from The Bible and relates it very well. I liked it so much that I'm reading it again and taking notes.

I have found that this is a tough book to read straight through. It is divided up into many 'chapters' of 3 or 4 pages. I think it would be useful if used as an everyday devotional book and only one section read at a time.


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