Why we believe…
June 24, 2019 | My Jottings
I have long loved Phillip Yancey and his books. His writing is so rich and his thoughts so deep and real, I always look forward to what he puts to paper.
I read this on his blog recently and thought it very worthy reading. It’s called “Why I Believe,” and I hope you’ll let me know what you think of it.
I especially like that he deals honestly with his own skepticism and times of struggle, as a Christian, to believe.
Here’s the link: Why I Believe.
Have a wonderful week,
Though I’d heard of Philip Yancey of course, as he is so well-loved and esteemed a writer, I’ve never before read anything of his. I was surprised, reading this, by how gentle and romantic it is. Like his photo. He comes across as quite a dreamy man (in the old sense, I mean, not ‘hot stuff’!!) I confess to getting bored and wandering off in the long part about love at the end, but I was interested particularly in his assertion that faith is strengthened in him not so much by the incursion of the unseen world into the visible one, but by the sense this physical realm feels incomplete until you add in the greater, unseen dimension. That resonated for me. Though I do find the unseen world breaks in, all the time.
I agree with you about his writing — for me it has always opened new ways of considering things, and also gentle is a good way to describe it. I love how the unseen world breaks in too — the longer we look for it, the more we recognize it, don’t you think? xoxo