Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson
Released: July 19, 2011
In his classic work, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis likens an encounter with God to coming to life: "This world is a great sculptor's shop and we are the statues. But there is a rumor going round the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life."
However, today many Christians live with tension. What the Scriptures promise seems like a far cry from what we experience in our lives. As a result, God seems distant, and the life described in the Scriptures seems more like a series of rumors than reality.
Does God still do great things today? Is it possible to really experience Him? Can we close the gap between what we hear and what we see?
Rumors of God is a rally cry for the church. Authors Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson share compelling stories about the work and activity of God today. Packed with fresh cultural observations and illuminating Scriptural insights, Rumors of God will ignite a passion in your heart to see your faith come to life
This book is basically a call for revival in America (and I think it's fair to extend this to the rest of the Western World as well, particularly Canada). And Whitehead and Tyson hit every nail in the head along the way.
Some times it can be so easy to get bogged down in feelings of despair and hopelessness; where is God in all of this? Why is there such wickedness? Why doesn't God do anything?
Rumors of God raises a better question: why don't WE do anything about it? Why do we sit passively by and watch these events unfold yet do nothing to combat it? Isn't that what we're here for?
It's written to an individual, but can easily be applied to groups as well. As individuals we are called to be a part of the body of Christ and to work together as a community. We can do this in so many different ways, and each chapter goes over the different ways whether its love, grace, faith, or justice.
The authors use real life stories to bring their points home, but more importantly they do not found their ideas on these experiences. Their beliefs are founded on Scripture, which is what keeps it solid throughout the book. They share changes they've seen in the lives of others and changes they've experienced personally.
It's convicting to read, and it's inspiring. A new must-read for those hungering for change in our modern day churches and individual hearts.
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