Philip Yancey

For Philip Yancey, writing is a way to explore faith. He explains: “At times we ask questions like ‘Where is God when it hurts?’ or ‘Does prayer make any difference?’ As a freelance writer, I feel privileged to explore such questions full time.”

True to his calling, Yancey wrestles in print with God, with the Church, and with fellow believers. In the process he has authored over two dozen books, including the bestsellers What’s So Amazing About Grace and The Jesus I Never Knew. In all, his books have sold more than 17 million copies in English, and have been translated into over 40 languages worldwide.

After surviving a church background of what he now calls “toxic faith,” Yancey ultimately came to know a God of grace and beauty. His recently published memoir, Where the Light Fell, tells that complete story for the first time.

Philip Yancey and his wife live in the foothills of Colorado, where they enjoy the glories of creation while mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, and other adventures in the Rocky Mountains.

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Ready for the best of FamilyLife Today 2023? FamilyLife President David Robbins, his wife Meg, and Shelby Abbott recall this year's Jesus moments. View Show Notes →
What do you do when you're grieved, bitter, or straight-up angry with God? Author Philip Yancey offers powerful ideas for unvarnished emotion. View Show Notes →
Why is God hidden? Silent? Unfair? Author Philip Yancey wrestles with all-too-real disappointment with God—and looks our questions in the eye. View Show Notes →
Bestselling author Philip Yancey describes how religious pressure sent him toward healing his toxic faith, but his brother into a self-destructive spiral. View Show Notes →
Bestselling author Philip Yancey, author of Where the Light Fell, recounts his unexpected path from strict fundamentalism to a life of compassion and grace. View Show Notes →