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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead & Jon Tyson

Even though Rumors of God: Experience the Kind of Faith You've Only Heard About by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson is an easy book to read, it certainly is a book worth reading by everyone. Whitehead and Tyson explore the notion that says the churches best days are behind them and argue that that is not the case. They explore "rumors" about God and the Christian life that we truly need to take to heart. In the beginning of the book they quote C.S. Lewis; "The world is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there is a rumor going round the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life." God calls us to come to life in Him, and we can do that by continuing to unpack these "rumors" that Whitehead and Tyson go through. As we search the scriptures, our hearts, and ultimately God's heart, we begin to realize that these "rumors" are not rumors at all, and we turn to the TRUTHS of God! I love how the authors reiterate this truth at the end of each chapter.
- "These are the stories of statues coming to life. The rumors are true."
- "And most of all may you discover that these rumors of God are true as you pursue his fame and deeds in our time."
- "May Christ be our gain and may we take hold of the life that is truly life."
- "May we all experience not just the rumors of passion, but its overflowing reality as we remain in his love."
- "He is waiting to confirm that the rumors of grace are true."
- "The rumors of freedom and forgiveness are true."
- "May these rumors of commitment become a defining reality in our day."
- "I believe people would find out that the rumors are true-that we are, in fact, handiwork."
- "May we be the hands and feet of Jesus and transform these rumors of justice into reality in our world."
- "The rumors of God are true. Jesus rose from the dead, and so did the hopes of all those who are looking for a revolution. The statues are coming to life."

Special thanks to Thomas Nelson and BookSneeze for providing this complimentary book to read and review. You can purchase the book here on

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