What Went Wrong?
Russia’s Lost Opportunity and the Path to Ukraine
Imprint: Cascade Books
190 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.38 in
- Published: February 2024
$20.00 / £16.00 / AU$31.00Buy
Philip Yancey’s twenty-five books, including Where the Light Fell and What’s So Amazing about Grace, have sold over twenty million copies.
John A. Bernbaum founded and served as president of the Russian-American Christian University in Moscow. In a career focused on higher education, he has worked for more than thirty years with schools in both Russia and Ukraine.
“Prepare to embark on an enthralling journey through the pivotal last three decades with What Went Wrong? Crafted by the dynamic duo, Philip Yancey and John Bernbaum, individuals who bore witness to the era’s most defining moments, this book guarantees an unparalleled exploration of the intricate facets of post-Soviet Russia. Immerse yourself, ride the wave of emotions, and uncover the profound changes in Russia that once again challenge the global geopolitical landscape.”
—Sergey N. Rakhuba, president, Mission Eurasia
“What Went Wrong? is a superb book—thoughtful and informed, wise and riveting, and oh-so-timely. Philip Yancey and John Bernbaum, having both spent time in Russia and Ukraine, know of what they speak. What Went Wrong? is a deeply personal testimony by two extraordinary individuals, men of deep Christian faith, and a contribution to our understanding of the history of our times.”
—Peter Wehner, senior fellow, The Trinity Forum
“In October 1991, a delegation of Christian leaders met with President Mikhail Gorbachev, KGB officials, and other political leaders, journalists, and Russian Christians. The Soviet Union was collapsing, and a turn toward democracy seemed to be emerging. Now, four decades later, Russia is an authoritarian state, whose president, Vladimir Putin, attacked independent, democratic Ukraine in 2022 where war rages on. What went wrong? Noted scholars John Bernbaum and Philip Yancey deftly explore that question in political and cultural terms.”
—Anita Deyneka, author of Christians in the Shadow of the Kremlin