Some of you may already know this, but I learned a few days ago that Philip Yancey, an author whose work has had a great influence in my life and in the lives of countless Christians around the world, was injured in a roll-over car accident.

I received an update from his assistant today about his condition.

Thanks so much for your kind concern for Philip. There must have been an extra squadron of angels in Philip’s car that day, because miraculously he has a very clean break on the C3 vertebra that wil most likely heal on its own and will require no surgery. He has no paralysis or any permanent damage whatsoever. He is restricted in a neckbrace for about 10 weeks, and his activities are somewhat narrowed, but he should be just fine and even return to downhill skiing and mountain climbing next year.

We’re all thankful that he will be okay, and appreciate your inquiring after him.

Then she pointed me to his website, where I found that he has written about the accident… here. (Go to the “News” section.)
If you haven’t discovered Yancey before, I highly recommend you make time to read his new book Prayer (my current bedtime reading), What’s So Amazing About Grace?, and other memorable meditations like The Bible Jesus Read, The Jesus I Never Knew, Where is God When It Hurts?, and Searching for an Invisible God.
And oh… yeah… pray for his quick and complete recovery!

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