The authors penned this book because they believe God is writing an epic, global, redemptive story that each one of us is invited to. They hope their readers will gain a clearer understanding of the cultural and spiritual obstacles the Western Church is facing and what we can do to overcome them. They are convinced that God has something fresh that He wants to do, and we merely need to earnestly seek Him in order to be a part of it. Using examples from their own lives, they show how powerfully God is still moving today.
I truly loved this book. It is absolutely heart-changing. There were two points made that really struck a chord with me. The first is that many people think of hate when they think of the Christian Church, not love. Too often we say, “Correct your ways and then I’ll love you” instead of “I love you right where you are.” The second is that we are all too often acting like an indifferent bride. If during a wedding ceremony, the groom is overflowing with love and excited to marry his bride and she, in turn, is indifferent to him, we would advise the couple to reconsider the marriage. We are Christ’s bride, but do we love Him the way that we should?
Rumors of God is both challenging and encouraging, and I highly recommend it.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher's BookSneeze program in exchange for an honest review.