39 Philip Yancey Quotes

  • "God's terrible insistence on human freedom is so absolute that he granted us the power to live as though He did not exist, to spit in His face, to crucify Him."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Freedom


  • "The test of observance of Christ's teachings is our consciousness of our failure to attain an ideal perfection. The degree to which we draw near this perfection cannot be seen; all we can see is the extent of our deviation."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Rebellion


  • "We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most other human institutions try to deny."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Life


  • "If God doesn't want something for me, I shouldn't want it either. Spending time in meditative prayer, getting to know God, helps align my desires with God's."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Some who attempt prayer never have the sense of anyone listening on the other end. They blame themselves for doing it wrong.... Prayer requires the faith to believe that God listens."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Whatever makes us feel superior to other people, whatever tempts us to convey a sense of superiority that is the gravity of our sinful nature, not grace."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Pride


  • "If we comprehend what Christ has done for us, then surely out of gratitude we will strive to live 'worthy' of such great love. We will strive for holiness not to make God love us but because He already does."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Gratitude, Holiness


  • "Prayer may seem at first like disengagement, a reflective time to consider God's point of view. But that vantage presses us back to accomplish God's will, the work of the kingdom. We are God's fellow workers, and as such we turn to prayer to equip us for the partnership."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Prayer, Evangelism


  • "Christ bears the wounds of the church, his body, just as he bore the wounds of crucifixion. I sometimes wonder which have hurt worse."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: The Cross



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