Friday, August 05, 2011

Book Review: Rumors of God - Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson

In a life filled with tension and stress, the promises we read in the Bible seem to be far different that what we experience day to day. Are the promises true? Are the things we read in the Bible just simply rumors of God or are they truths that we can actually experience in our own lives? Is God real? Is He still moving in the lives of those who call out to Him? Do you fell like your life leaves you wanting more? Is there really a "new life" in Jesus like the old television preachers used to talk about? Do you feel jaded by the church? Are you cynical about the power of God in the current day and age?

The authors, Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson, discuss the rumors we have all heard about God, but we fail to see in the world around us. Rumors like justice, hope, freedom, love, community, abundant life, generosity, another life, an unimagined future, and commitment. They invite us to find those rumors are all around us everyday and provide numerous real life stories of everyday people who have found them. They manage to take scriptures we have heard all our lives and even forced to memorize and show them truly at work in today's world.

This book is encouraging to read in a world that constantly seems to bombard us with discouragement.

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Jack Riepe said...

Dear Mr. Madding:

I almost never read books of a religious nature. The reason for this is that Christ speaks directly to me... 100% of the time. All I have to do is reach nto my pocket and pull out my Rosary... And pray it... Carefully... One bead at a time.. Considering each word. And it helps if I do this often... Like every day (which I do not)... Because I usually pray only when my ass is in a sling... But the result is always the same, as is the message... You can pray for help, strength, and forgiveness... But you can't forget where it came from when the crisis is over. And your are expected to cheerfully pass along the blessing.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

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