SUMMARY: If you were asked to describe the last time you encountered God, what would you say? Some people think God prefers to keep a distance. Others assume God must show up with a lot of fanfare. But what if God takes a different approach entirely – turning up in many places, but all the while keeping a low profile?
An Atlanta slum. A pod of whales off the coast of Alaska. The prisons of Peru and Chile. The plays of Shakespeare. A health club in Chicago. For those with eyes to see, traces of God can be found in the most unexpected places. Yet many Christians have not only missed seeing God, they’ve overlooked opportunities to make him visible to those most in need of hope. In this enlightening book author Philip Yancey serves as an insightful tour guide for those willing to look beyond the obvious, pointing out glimpses of the eternal where few might think to look.
Part one: Finding God without really looking
Part two: Finding God on the job
Part three: Finding God in the rubble
Part four: Finding God in a fractured society
Part five: Finding God among the headlines
Part six: Finding God in the cracks
Part seven: Finding God within the church
Philip Yancey has written twenty books, with more than eight million copies in print. His books, including Prayer, The Jesus I never knew; What’s so amazing about Grace?; Soul survivor; and Disappointment with God; have won twelve Gold Medallion Awards. His writing has been published in Reader’s Digest, The Saturday Evening Post and Christianity Today, where he serves as editor at large.