Rumors of God: Experience the Kind of Faith Youve Only Heard about
Publication date: July 2011
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
Rumors of God is a call to Christians seeking a vision of the life God is calling them to, one that transcends the shallowness of our culture.
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.
Foreword by Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association.
The irony: two upstart Aussies from tiny townshalf a world away wind up leading high impact churches in two of the mostsignificant cities in North America. Only God.
Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson are deep thinkingChrist followers with a bias for action in the world. A rare combinationthese days. They are both leaders and communicators, visionaries and"get stuff done for God" guys. Extremely rare.
I have had the privilege of working closely withDarren at Willow Creek Community Church for over 7 years. He is thoughtful,relationally intelligent and one of the hardest working young leaders I know.
In Rumors of God, Darren and Jon have some howsucceeded in slipping 3D glasses over our eyes. The results arethat passages from scripture come alive in ways that will impactreaders for a long time.
I salute the efforts of these young mates and praythat readers will be as stretched in their minds and hearts as I have been.