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Where the light fell
Where the light fell

Where the light fell

A memoir

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With a journalist’s background Philip Yancey is widely admired for taking on the more difficult and confusing aspects of faith. Now in Where the Light Fell he shares, for the first time, the painful details of his own origins – taking us on an evocative journey from the backwoods and Bible-belt pockets of the South to the bustling streets of Philadelphia; from trailer parks to church parking lots; from dark secrets and family oddballs to fire-and-brimstone preachers and interminable church services. Raised by their impoverished single mother, Philip and his brother Marshall struggle to comprehend her speeches about their dead father, an Old Testament Bible story, and sons sacrificed for a divine cause. This coming-of-age story is a slice of life, both intensely personal and broadly resonant, set against a turbulent time in post-WWII American history shaped by the racism and paranoia of fundamentalist Christianity and reshaped by the mounting pressures of the Civil Rights movement and 60s-era forces of social change. An unforgettable read, it is at once hugely funny, deeply disturbing and achingly poignant.

A testament to the power of the human spirit, Where the Light Fell illuminates Yancey’s ability to bring comfort to those bruised by the church, and hope to those who can’t imagine ever finding a healthy faith

ISBN: 9781529364224
Código de produto: 9781529364224
Código de barras: 9781529364224
Dimensões: 160 x 241 x 29 mm
Peso: 0.390kg
Número de páginas: 320
Língua: Inglês UK
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Philip Yancey
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Philip Yancey (nascido em 1949) 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.