Take 5 with author Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey is a lot of things—a “writer’s writer” who has received awards, accolades, and praise for his books.  He is also the editor-at-large for Christianity Today.  His vulnerable and personal writings have touched the lives of over 15 million people.  To be sure, Philip Yancey is gargantuan in the writing world. But that’s notContinue reading “Take 5 with author Philip Yancey”

Amy’s Favorite Things (Take that, Oprah!)

By Amy Sondova Every year, Oprah Winfrey features a few of her favorite things on her daytime talk show (“Oprah’s Favorite Things“) and then adorns the audience with each and every one of her favorite things.  Well, I’m not Oprah, and therefore, cannot give all Backseat Writer’s readers samples of everything that I adore.  ButContinue reading “Amy’s Favorite Things (Take that, Oprah!)”

Philip Yancey’s Healing Pen

My favorite writer in all the world is Philip Yancey…and if you check my MySpace, he’s one of the two people I most want to meet. But really, he’s the person I most want to meet. Why? Because Yancey’s writing has profoundly affected my life, my thoughts, and my writing. The Jesus I Never KnewContinue reading “Philip Yancey’s Healing Pen”