Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead & Jon Tyson

Many of the most life-giving aspects of God and Christianity exist as mere rumors in the eyes of many in America, followers of Jesus or not. Authors Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson in their new book RUMORS OF GOD suggest that people's imaginations have been taken captive as everybody chases after the same individualistic American dream, yet left completely dissatisfied. There are rumors of another dream, one that wraps us up in the life of God and causes us to bring us hope for this dream to the people of a dying world.

Whitehead and Tyson explore the rumors of...
• Generosity
• Love
• Grace
• Freedom
• Commitment
• Community
• Justice
• Hope

While these things exist as mere rumors in the eyes of many, Whitehead and Tyson give us great hope and practical steps to prove these things as a reality through our lives.
I loved the personal stories the authors shared throughout the book, and their insights were very eye-opening on things like generosity and community. My favorite chapter of the book was the chapter on justice. Like the authors, I didn’t quite realize how much the fight against injustice is an integral part of the gospel of Jesus.

The book makes the incredible call to beleivers everywhere to show the world that the rumors about God’s existence, God’s love, and God’s redemptive plan are true.

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