Monday, January 24, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday started by Marcia at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Rose City Reader. Stop by there to check out everyone else's mailboxes.

Just one this week.....

From the Amazon product description: Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution. At each of the 10 places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. WHAT GOOD IS GOD? tells the story of Philips journey--the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves. Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters. This was a win from Thoughts in Progress, Thank you, Mason!

Nonfiction does not always grab and hold me but this guy seems to be quite popular so I am assuming he will be able to hold my attention. This book is on the list for the Faith and Fiction Round Table hosted by My Friend Amy so my goal is to finish it by then so I can enjoy reading the discussion and compare notes! 

7 comments:

TheBookGirl said...

I have never read Yancey; I'll be interested to see your thoughts when you finish.
Enjoy your week reading!

bermudaonion said...

This should be thought provoking!

Mary said...

This sounds quite interesting. I hope it's a good book.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds interesting. I'll be curious to see what you think of it.

Kaye said...

This one sounds like something my older daughter would read and enjoy. I hope it lives up to your expectations. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Congratulations on your win, and yes... it sounds very thought provoking. :) Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I've only read one review on this, but it was a rave. I hope you like it!