Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rumors of God Creates Hunger

Two friends who met in the southern hemisphere, and now have successful ministries in North America, deliver their own take on how the modern church can find God in the middle of today's culture. Looking in all the wrong places is the first barrier, they explain, and Jon Tyson and Darren Whitehead have, as the forward by bill Hybels so aptly states, ‘succeeded in slipping 3-D glasses over our eyes’.

They share stories of prostitutes, rich young execs, drug addicts and harried young mothers, all finding an experience of God that transcends the typical and supporting their underlying premise - that the way up is down, and involves cultivating humility, forgiveness, and other unpopular values. The way to God, contrary to advertisement, Disney or Hollywood is not to be found in the seen, but rather the unseen. What often passes for evangelism or faith, often fails to go deeper than a personalized ‘Christian’ license plate. 

Often, while reading I felt a sense of envy, at the stories of people who’d found a deeper existence. Rumors, indeed. They abound. This book is for the seeking, hungry soul. 

I was given a complementary copy of this book from the booksneeze program in return for my honest opinion.

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