Frases de Philip Yancey

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Philip Yancey

Data de nascimento: 1949

Philip Yancey é um escritor e jornalista cristão americano. Seus livros venderam mais de 14 milhões de cópias, desde a sua estréia em 1977 e são lidos em 25 idiomas pelo mundo todo, fazendo dele um dos mais vendidos autores cristãos. Premiado duas vezes com o "Melhor livro do ano" pela ECPA, além de outros prêmios, Yancey colabora com a revista Christianity Today, como editor associado.


„Continuo me armando com ideologias, pois as analogias são o único meio que temos para imaginar a história humana tal qual Deus a vê. Nós vemos história como uma sequência de quadros parados, um após outro, como num carretel de filme de cinema; mas Deus vê o filme todo de uma só vez, como num piscar de olhos.“

„A única coisa mais difícil do que o perdão é a alternativa.“


„O espetáculo da Cruz, o acontecimento mais público da vida de Jesus, revela a enorme diferença entre um deus que prova sua existência pelo poder e Aquele que prova sua existência pelo amor.“

„Os mais profundos anseios que, na qualidade de pais, de amantes, sentimos na terra são meros vislumbres do ávido desejo que Deus sente por nós. É um desejo que custou-lhe a encarnação e a crucificação.“

„I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.“

„Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog.“

„Power, no matter how well-intentioned, tends to cause suffering. Love, being vulnerable, absorbs it. In a point of convergence on a hill called Calvary, God renounced the one for the sake of the other.“ The Jesus I Never Knew

„Christians get very angry toward other Christians who sin differently than they do.“


„To some, the image of a pale body glimmering on a dark night whispers of defeat. What good is a God who does not control his Son's suffering? But another sound can be heard: the shout of a God crying out to human beings, "I LOVE YOU." Love was compressed for all history in that lonely figure on the cross, who said that he could call down angels at any moment on a rescue mission, but chose not to - because of us. At Calvary, God accepted his own unbreakable terms of justice.


Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God's scheme ultimately leads back to the cross.“

„Grace, like water, flows to the lowest part.“

„God wants us to choose to love him freely, even when that choice involves pain, because we are committed to him, not to our own good feelings and rewards. He wants us to cleave to him, as Job did, even when we have every reason to deny him hotly. That, I believe, is the central message of Job. Satan had taunted God with the accusation that humans are not truly free. Was Job being faithful simply because God had allowed him a prosperous life? Job's fiery trials proved the answer beyond doubt. Job clung to God's justice when he was the best example in history of God's apparent injustice. He did not seek the Giver because of his gifts; when all gifts were removed he still sought the Giver.“ Where Is God When It Hurts?

„When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person.“


„I have come to know a God who has a soft spot for rebels, who recruits people like the adulterer David, the whiner Jeremiah, the traitor Peter, and the human-rights abuser Saul of Tarsus. I have come to know a God whose Son made prodigals the heroes of his stories and the trophies of his ministry.“

„God loves people because of who God is, not because of who we are.“ What's So Amazing About Grace?

„We tend to think, 'Life should be fair because God is fair.' But God is not life. And if I confuse God with the physical reality of life- by expecting constant good health for example- then I set myself up for crashing disappointment.“ Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

„Grace is the most perplexing, powerful force in the universe, and, I believe, the only hope for our twisted, violent planet.“

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