I recomend one of Philip Yancey's Best books under my Recomended Reading because it crossed my mind just this week. It is Soul Survivor - How My Faith Survived the Church. Yancey surveys the lives and works of some of his very public heroes and reflects on why their lives helped solidify his personal faith. It is well worth a long, slow, deep read. For those who love reading anything Yancey writes (that would include me), Christianity Today has archived his articles at this address. There they are for the reading!