Where the Light Fell: A Memoir

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Philip was raised by an impoverished widow who earned room and board as a Bible teacher in the post-World War II, 1950s in Atlanta. In college he uncovered a shocking secret about his father’s death—a secret, gripping family narrative, that began to illuminate the motivations that drove his mother to extreme, often hostile religious convictions and a belief that her sons had been ordained for a divine cause. The weight of religious and family pressure sent both Philip and his brother, Marshall, on opposite paths—one toward healing from the impact of what he calls a “toxic faith,” the other into a self-destructive spiral.

In piecing together his fragmented personal history and search for redemption, Philip gives testament to the enduring power of our hunger for truth and the possibility of faith rooted in grace instead of fear

About the Author

Philip Yancey is the author of twenty-five books, including The Jesus I Never Knew, What’s So Amazing About Grace?, and Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church. Yancey’s books have garnered thirteen Gold Medallion Book Awards from Christian publishers and booksellers. He currently has more than seventeen million books in print and has been published in over fifty languages worldwide.

Yancey worked as a journalist and freelance author in Chicago for some twenty years, editing the youth magazine Campus Life while also contributing to a wide variety of publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Christianity Today. He and his wife, Janet, live in the foothills of Colorado.

Product Details
SKU: BKH21592
ISBN: 978-0593238509
Publisher: Random House
Language: English
Page Count: 317
Publication Date: 10/02/2023
Size: 6.33 × 1.1 × 9.58 in
Author: Phillip Yancey
Format: Hardcover
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