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Philip Yancey is a Christian author. Fourteen million of his books have been sold worldwide, making him one of the best-selling evangelical Christian authors.


Yancey grew up in the south, during the Civil Rights Movement. He found himself hating Blacks and Homosexuals, because of his surroundings. But little did he know, one of his friends, Mel White, was gay. He went on to become a well-known author and editor of Christianity Today. Though he got mixed reactions, Christians calling him servant of the devil, and such other remarks, he remains one the top selling Christian authors.

Yancey's works include:

  • After the Wedding (1976)
  • Where Is God When It Hurts? (1977) (Updated edition published in 1990, special edition in 2001)
  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made (1980) - co-authored with physician Paul W. Brand
  • Open Windows (1982)
  • Insight (1982)
  • In His Image (1984) - co-authored with physician Paul W. Brand
  • Disappointment With God (1988)
  • I Was Just Wondering (1989) - excerpts from previous books and articles
  • Praying with the KGB: A Startling Report from a Shattered Empire - (1992)
  • Discovering God: A Devotional Journey Through the Bible (1993)
  • The Jesus I Never Knew (1995)
  • Finding God in Unexpected Places (1995) (Updated 2nd edition published in 2005)
  • What's So Amazing About Grace? (1997)
  • The Bible Jesus Read (1999)
  • The Gift of Pain (1997) - co-authored with physician Paul W. Brand
  • Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants: The Inspiring Story of a Surgeon Who Discovers Why We Hurt and What We Can Do About It (1993) - co-authored with physician Paul W. Brand
  • Reaching for the Invisible God (2000)
  • Meet the Bible: A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections (2000) - co-authored with Brenda Quinn
  • Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church (2001)
  • Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage (2001)
  • Rumors of Another World (2003)
  • Designer Sex (2005) - 32 page booklet
  • When We Hurt : Prayer, Preparation & Hope for Life's Pain (2006)
  • Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (2006)