Facebook pre

Monday, August 15, 2011

Will You Be Part of God's Rumor Mill?

                When I first saw the title of the book, Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson, I thought it would be about God’s work in the world around us. Stories of miracles in our daily lives. But that’s not this book at all. It’s about rumors of GodGod’s wonders as spread by His people. That’s you and me folks. Kind of how the Body of Christ works. And good rumors to listen to.
                So how are these rumors spread? According to Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson, it’s not through what we say, but what we do. Acting on the faith we so fervently talk about. This book is about coming to life and displaying your faith to the world.
Rumors of God challenges us to be radical in acting as Christ would act. That doesn’t just mean follow all the right rules and restrain from all the right sins. But to also reach out to what the apostle Paul would call the weaker members of the Body, whether due to poverty or spiritual depravity, and showing them the agape love that Christ showed us. There are many wonderful real-life examples of people doing just that in this book. Inspiring!
                This is not a new message. I have read a number of books with one similar. However, it is still an important message and is underutilized still. So what should the reader do to extract it from underutilization and get the most from this book? One answer would be to read it in a small group or Bible Study setting. Use the questions and process the message in the company of those who will encourage you to act on it. Questions that challenge you to rate your spiritual passion and how you differ as a believer from those who do not believe. And questions that encourage you to listen to God’s call on your life. That is what will take this book from a good message to one that is life-changing.
Check it out for yourself:

                I received this book for free from Thomas-Nelson as part of their Booksneeze efforts in return for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings from Southern California

    God bless and have a nice day :-)