Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Review: Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson

Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson examines modern "religion" and what faith in God should really look like. The authors compare the mediocrity and worldliness of the modern day Christian church to what can happen when people truly step out in faith and take God at His word.

I wanted to like this book, I like the premise of this book, I like the message of this book. I agree with the authors. But somehow, I found the book difficult to get into. I really can't pinpoint what it was about the writing style that I didn't like, but I found myself forcing myself to keep reading it because I had to finish it to write this review.

That said, this could very well just be me. I have a limited amount of reading time and so I am jealous of my reading time, because this book didn't have me begging for more, I wanted to move on and use that valuable time for a book that DID have me begging for more.

I wanted to hear what *I* can do right now, not what corporate churches should be doing different or what we all, as churches and as individuals, are doing wrong. I think that's what it boiled down to for me, I wanted a more "practical" book. I already know that the American Christian church as a whole is lukewarm, I didn't need to hear that restated numerous ways, I need to know what I can do write now, besides pray Habakkuk's prayer, to change that.

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