God

066 My Chat with William Paul Young, Author of The Shack

Image from The Shack of Mack (Sam Worthington) and Papa (Octavia Spencer)

When William Paul Young sat down to write a story for his children about a man who meets God in a forest shack, little did he know it would become a publishing phenomenon—and now a movie. In 2008 Paul dropped by the Open House show, to chat about the book’s meaning, the personal story behind it, and to answer his critics. More…

The Real Reason Beauty Leaves Us Breathless

photo by Dan Musat

The human heart craves beauty. It’s why we visit art galleries, gaze at photographs, seek out the window seat, give flowers to the sick. And it’s why I was so deeply overwhelmed one memorable day in the lagoon on Lord Howe Island… Natural beauty restores, refreshes, inspires. Here’s the reason. More…

In a World of Ideas, How Can We Find the Authentic God?

Man standing on headland looking to horizon

As any psychologist can tell you, our understanding of God is vitally important. Many are held captive by an imaginary deity shaped by fear, pain, past, or our own desires. These humanly-inspired gods always fail us, or forever holding us in torment. So the question is, what is God really like? How can we spot the authentic from the counterfeit? More…

Where Do Your Ideas About God Come From?

Spiral Jetty - picture by Greg Rakozy

As a primary-schooler I contemplated God and felt trapped. At the time my parents were in one of the world’s more zealous religious sects, I was being raised according to its tenets, and the God of this faith was difficult to please. We all hold an image of God in our minds. So who is your God? What is your God like? Here’s one way to find out when, and how, you formed your image of God… More…

Open Your Eyes to God’s Presence in Your Life

“Once in a while a book comes along that changes your life. The beauty and power of the words in Unseen Footprints touched me so deeply I was moved to tears. It marked a turning point in my life, not just spiritually, but in all aspects of it” ~ Alison. Today I’m excited to announce that the fourth edition of my book Unseen Footprints releases worldwide. Here’s a little about the book, what it has done for readers like Alison, and how God might use it in your life. More…

Unseen Footprints FREE Chapters

Could we have had encounters with the divine that we haven’t yet recognised as such? Could God be written into the drama of our lives as if played by a secondary character or an extra that we haven’t paid much attention to? Read or download the first three chapters of the new edition award-winning book Unseen Footprints. More…

Still Waiting for God to Heal You? There’s Hope. Get Your FREE eBook Now

Why do some get healed through prayer and others don’t? Why do some receive instantaneous cure while others wait? Today I release a new ebook on how to respond when our prayers go unanswered. It doesn’t answer every question, but I hope it offers help. It’s available FREE for you now. More…

005 One Hilarious Chat with Adrian Plass [Podcast]

I’m often asked to name a favourite radio interview I’ve done and this 2001 conversation is always on the list. Adrian Plass is a British writer, speaker, poet and humorist. In this interview we talk about finding the funny side of life and church. Little did I know in 2001 just what this interview would lead to. More…

001 The Philip Yancey Interview

Where is God When it Hurts? What’s So Amazing About Grace? The Jesus I Never Knew. Prayer. Philip Yancey sits in his den tapping out books that inspire millions. In this inaugural episode of More Than This, Yancey reveals something his personal life and answers listener’s questions. More…

Ten Years in the Wilderness (Resurrection Year excerpt)

Here is a second excerpt from my forthcoming book, Resurrection Year, a book about recovering from broken dreams. As the CS Lewis character in Shadowlands says, ‘We read to know we’re not alone.’ If you’ve had a broken dream, you aren’t alone. And a new beginning is possible for you too. More…