RUMORS OF GOD: AVAILABLE NOW
Rumors of God is a call to Christians seeking a vision of the life God is calling them to, one that transcends the shallowness of our culture.
In his classic work, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis likens an encounter with God to coming to life: “This world is a great sculptor’s shop and we are the statues. But there is a rumor going round the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.”
However, today many Christians live with tension. What the Scriptures promise seems like a far cry from what we experience in our lives. As a result, God seems distant, and the life described in the Scriptures seems more like a series of rumors than reality.
Does God still do great things today? Is it possible to really experience Him? Can we close the gap between what we hear and what we see?
Rumors of God is a rally cry for the church. Authors Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson share compelling stories about the work and activity of God today. Packed with fresh cultural observations and illuminating Scriptural insights, Rumors of God will ignite a passion in your heart to see your faith come to life.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
Rumors is filled with the same forward-thinking spirit that defines its authors, Jon Tyson and Darren Whitehead. One thing is for certain, these guys love the Church, and the Christ who fashions it together through lives reborn by the unique and ageless grace He exudes. Their Gospel is classically timeless, but everything about the way they write, think and lead feels fresh and future. If you’ll let them, they’ll gladly lead you there.
Louie Giglio | Pastor, Passion City Church
Many church leaders can exegete the Bible, sadly few can exegete our culture. Tyson and Whitehead reveal their teaching gifts as they deftly accomplish while illuminating a vision for what our life with God can be. Rumors of God will be a convicting and encouraging read for Christians searching for more.
Skye Jethani | Author, With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God
In a world that perpetually castigates the Christian Church for its many failures, Jon Tyson and Darren Whitehead give us hope. With wisdom beyond their years, these next generation leaders shift our collective gazes from the Church’s blemishes to her beauty, from her prominent failures to her promising future. Both challenging and encouraging, Rumors of God will reintroduce you to a God worth talking about.
Gabe Lyons | Author, The Next Christians / Founder, Q / Co-Author, UnChristian
Jon Tyson and Darren Whitehead are two emerging voices that bring a fresh perspective to today’s leadership landscape. More than just critics or theorists, they are modeling what they write about in compelling and practical ways. In Rumors of God they depict a vision of the church that’s hopeful, inspiring and worth giving your life to. Highly recommended!
Brad Lomenick | Executive Director, Catalyst
Rumors of God is part of a growing rebellion who believe the church is not dead but actually more alive than ever! In Rumors, Jon and Darren freshly reminds us of Jesus’ magnificent beauty and the raw, organic truths that give all of us life.
Dave Gibbons | Activist and Author, XEALOTS: Defying the Gravity of Normality (XEALOT.NET and NEWSONG.NET)
Darren and Jon invite us into a hopeful, exciting way of looking at both the world and the church. I was captured by their stories of what’s happening all around us and also their dreams of what could be. I have little interest in reading an account of what’s wrong with the world or what’s wrong with the church, but in this book, I’ve been inspired and energized by what’s right in both. With passion and wisdom, Darren and Jon are guiding us to a better future.
Shauna Niequist | Author, Cold Tangerines & Bittersweet
Each time I have had the opportunity to hear Darren teach, I have gone away moved and inspired. Now, in Rumors of God, he and Jon do that again. They remind us that God is still here, and still very much able to be found.
Dr. Henry Cloud | Author, Necessary Endings
If you look around you, if you listen to more than the sound, and if you probe below the surface there are rumors of God everywhere. Once you begin to hear the rumors, all of life changes and we begin to fix on the kingdom dreams of Jesus. This book invites us to find the rumors of God all around us. Read it but be ready to be changed because you will also begin to hear the rumors.
Scot McKnight | Author, One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow / Jesus Creed for Students
Jon and Darren are hopeful practitioners of the kind of discipleship that overflows with spiritual verve and apostolic vision. For those who are jaded by the church, or have become cynical about the power of the Gospel in our time, Rumors of God is a great antidote. A worthy read.
Alan Hirsch | Author, Dreamer, Activist (theforgottenways.org)
The rumors are true. God is moving. He is alive. Closer than ever. And that truth should radically impact our lives and outlook. Darren and Jon deliver an inspiring and practical guide to have a passionate relationship with the God that you always heard about, but weren’t sure if it was real or just a fairytale.
Mike Foster | People of the Second Chance / Author, Gracenomics