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Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image

August 21st, 2019 by Laura Wood

Friday 27 September. Citygate Church, 148a Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8AS

A rare speaking tour from acclaimed writer Philip Yancey to celebrate the publication of his latest book.


About this Event

‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ (Psalm 139:14)

Acclaimed American writer and speaker Philip Yancey (author of What’s So Amazing About Grace?) comes to Citygate Church, Bournemouth on Friday 27 September 2019 as part of a rare speaking tour in support of The Leprosy Mission.

During an evening that honours the legacy of famous leprosy surgeon Dr Paul Brand, Philip will reflect on how their friendship became the single greatest influence in his life and career, and consider what can be done to shine a light on leprosy today.

Philip’s latest book, Fearfully and Wonderfully, brings together the publications he co-wrote with Dr Paul Brand, with new insights and updated material. Copies will be available to purchase on the night, as well as a chance to have them signed by Philip.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspiring stories and encouragement! Early booking is essential as Philip Yancey events regularly sell out.

What you can expect on the night:

• In-depth interviews with Philip and the chance to meet him

• Engaging media

• Special guests, including musician and presenter Dave Pope

• A little audience participation!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspiring stories and encouragement!


Philip Yancey and Dr Paul Brand

Philip Yancey’s life was profoundly affected by his time with the renowned Leprosy Mission surgeon Dr Paul Brand, who pioneered the tendon-transfer techniques that make it possible for people affected by leprosy to once again use their hands and feet. Philip cites Dr Brand’s faith as a milestone in his own spiritual journey. Observing the self-sacrificial work of Dr Brand, Philip was amazed that his life and experiences were not shared about more widely. Taking the initiative, the two of them embarked on what turned into three co-written books, offering reflections on the human body, Christianity, and the physical, psychological, and spiritual effects of leprosy.

Leprosy today

Today, many people believe that leprosy no longer exists. Yet millions still live with permanent disabilities due to the disease, and 250,000 new diagnoses are made each year. Worse still, people affected by the disease remain stigmatised, being shunned by their loved ones and discriminated against. The Leprosy Mission, inspired by Jesus’s commandment to heal people with leprosy, works to see leprosy defeated and lives transformed.


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