Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rumors of God: Book Review and Giveaway

About The Book:



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.
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About The Authors:
Originally from Australia, Darren Whitehead has lived in the United States for more than thirteen years. With a passion for the global church, Darren joined the staff of one of the most influential churches in North America — Willow Creek Community Church. As teaching pastor, Darren and senior pastor Bill Hybels share the weekend service teaching responsibilities for all six campuses. Darren lives with his wife, Brandy, and their three daughters just outside of Chicago, Illinois. For more information about Willow Creek go to www.willowcreek.org


Jon Tyson is the pastor of Trinity Grace Church in New York City. Originally from Australia, Jon moved to the United States fourteen years ago with a passion to understand and help work out the future of the Western church. He lives, works, and serves in one of the largest cultural and missionary contexts of the world— the global city. Trinity Grace has five churches in New York. He is also on the board of City Collective, a network of incarnational churches committed to multiplying missional church networks in the urban centers of the world. Jon lives in Manhattan with his wife, Christy, and their two children. You can see more about their church atwww.trinitygracechurch.com and the network at www.citycollective.org








My Review:


Do you struggle to live out your faith in a dynamic way? Do you feel like you are "going through the motions" and struggle with the fact that you don't feel you are making an impact in today's society for Christ? Well, if you want some amazing inspiration to rev up your faith life, I highly recommend you read Rumors of God. Through reading the many real-life experiences of both authors and those that have impacted them, you will be encouraged and inspired throughout this book. Written in very easy to understand, scripturally sound language that will keep you intrigued until the very last page! Well worth the read for sure.


I highly recommend this book for all Christians, whether you have been one for years or just became one. Perfect read for Pastors and lay people alike, and includes some great discussion questions as well, that can be used for small groups, sunday school, youth groups and even individual study.


A great read that I give a huge thumbs up! 



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