I really liked the book Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson. In a very straightforward way, these ministry leaders lay out some of the fundamentals of what it means to live out Christianity in and out of the church in the post-modern culture. It is not a wake up call kind of book that is in your face. It offers the grace it talks about to the church and to Christians, but the book is an exhortation to make the “fame of the Lord” know in the land by living out the life that the Bible teaches, truths that are often so crowded by the culture that they have become only rumors.
In the third generation of rugged individualists, Christians must learn to love, offer grace, extend justice, and offer community and accountability if we hope to make the glory of the Lord know in a land that is blasting consumerism, self-gratification, and is increasingly isolating people from the fullness of life that God has for his children.
I particularly loved the chapters on grace and commitment. And I love their story of the friendship and passion for God that started years ago in the country of their birth, Australia. They cover important Biblical truths and share great stories and illustrations to show application of the Biblical themes addressed in the real world.
Often, I find books with two authors somewhat off kilter but I didn’t find this to be the case with book. A quick read that will leave you with hope that God is not finished with the church in America----even as he sends his leaders from Australia.
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