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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Zondervan Trade Books (Aug. 17 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310234778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310234777
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 4.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,116,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom S. Coke on Feb. 8 2004
Format: Hardcover
Never have I read a book that came closer to capturing my entire life as a Christian than that of Philip Yancey's Reaching for the Invisible God. Two verses continue to describe my halting journey of faith: Mark 9:24 and John 6:68 (I believe, help my unbelief, and who else offers anything better). I was stunned to read what Yancey had to say about these two, they so coincide with my own experience. It seems that daily experiences can often overwhelm my focus on Christ by bringing up all the same questions that persist - pain, suffering, why evil in a world created by a good God, why random badness like earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, why random sickness, birth defects, whatever. I mean, this could go on and on, as it often has in my own life to the detriment of any spiritual advance. Only by focusing on a God personified in Jesus and displayed through the Spirit in humans can any progress be made. I actually met Yancey years back when I did some book reviews for Campus Life. All I could see then was an Art Garfunkel look-alike. It's taken me decades to see what an outrageously gifted writer and Christian he has become and probably was then. This book did for me more than any of his other outstanding books did, such as Disappointment with God, Where is God when it Hurts, The Jesus I Never Knew, and What's So Amazing About Grace. But that's just me. If I should ever talk to Yancey again, I fear I wouldn't know what to say. He took the words out of my mouth in writing a book that hit the nail on the head like no other.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NGK on Aug. 11 2003
Format: Paperback
It will not give you pat, "Christianized" answers...
It will not solve your problems...
It will not be like other inspiritaional Christian books that give you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
Instead, this book WILL...
sharpen your heart and soul in deeper ways of thinking about and processing this invisible God, give your doubts to your faith a reason to exist (if they haven't already had one), help you realize that honest, soul-searching doubt is as essential to faith as anything else and help you on this daily journey to the heart of this God who we think is out there but don't always know for sure.
There were days when I didn't want to read this book because it felt like a burden in the sense that I was being faced with honest realizations about my faith that perhaps I didn't want to face. There were times when I would wrestle with what the balance of believing in God and following Him is and also days where I thought hard about there being no God at all. All in all, this book forced me to challenge myself, which is why I think it proved to be such a wonderful book.
"Reaching for the Invisible God" is better than "What's So Amazing About Grace?" in my opinion because here, Yancey is stripped, vulnerable and completely honest. There were many times in "Grace" where I sensed Yancey holding back, in fear of what some Christians may say about him or in fear of how Christians would lash out against his words. (What a sad, sad, sad world this is when disciples of Jesus are lashing out against each other when we tend to have different opinions or viewpoints on "issues" in the Christian circle!)
Thank God, in this book, Yancey seems to come alive and what is shown is not always pretty, but thankfully, it is more real and honest to what the Christian life looks like. Thanks Mr. Yancey for helping this college guy out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Valentine Dworak on Oct. 10 2002
Format: Hardcover
I would like to use this forum to personally thank Yancey for another great and challenging book that left me asking more questions when I was done reading it than when I started. Bravo, Phillip! Christian authors continually bombard us with ways to live a better life, three easy steps, or prayers, and here is Phillip Yancey telling us that the stages of development in a life as a follower of Christ get more difficult as you mature to the point where God will leave you on your own to help your faith grow.
I read this book during a time of immense personal trial. This book taught me to have ambidextrous faith, able to take the good with the bad, equally. I cannot say that I have mastered this concept, or if I ever will, but thanks again to the author for challenging me to do so.
Yancey never gives "easy answers." That is why he is so good. In an era where postmoderns are not satisfied with "easy answers," Yancey is forcing anyone who reads his books, if they are honest, to ask tough questions and journey towards an answer, rarely do you see authors do this with as much skill as Yancey.
I look forward to the next book by Yancey, it is always a good and challenging read for anyone.
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Format: Paperback
I hate when non-Christians attack Christian books and claim to have read them. This isn't one of those cases. I am a sincere Christian who loves half of what Yancey writes and finds the other half to be somewhat forced. I bought this book with lots of anticipation. I loved the title and was eager to explore its contents. After several weeks, I was only able to make it halfway through the book. Boredom stopped me in my tracks. Not one of Yancey's best efforts. I'm not trying to be mean, rather, just want to give the purchaser a true observation. Don't get me wrong, two of Yancey's books are SPECTACULAR. Those would be "The Jesus I Never Knew" (Which I consider to be the best book ever written) and "Disappointment with God" (Which also was spectacular). If you want a good book, read one of these two works of Yancey's. As for "Reaching the Invisible God," I wouldn't buy it.
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