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Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing?

By Philip Yancey (Author)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.28" Width: 5.08" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.465 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Oct 31, 2003
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310253128  
EAN  9780310253129  
UPC  025986253127  

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Philip Yancey believes we are missing the supernatural hidden in everyday life. In this 2004 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner he investigates the natural world and discovers the supernatural hiding in plain view. Nature and super nature are not two separate worlds, but different expressions of the same reality. To encounter the world as a whole, we need a more supernatural awareness of the natural world. He promises that the grace-filled result will be a life of beauty, purpose, freedom, and faith. Read by Richard Doyle.

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Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website:

Philip Yancey currently resides in the state of Colorado. Philip Yancey was born in 1949.

Philip Yancey has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Zondervangroupware Small Group Edition

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Challenging and Gospel-based  Apr 9, 2007
Phil is able to separate the Gospel from our context, then apply it to our modern culture. His writing brings me hope and joy about the future while reminding me of my responsibility in furthering the Kingdom of God. He also includes some fantastic stories I've never heard before about individuals who have quietly and humbly served the Lord.
Adventurous Yancey!  Mar 16, 2007
I especially like this one; Yancey takes a risk with this one, but it is still vintage Yancey. He explores the wild with Christian intellect. Good volume if you are a Yancey reader.
Great read  Jan 9, 2007
One of the best books that our group has read. Makes for stimulating discussion. He introduces many interesting ideas.

Yancey at his best.
Great and terrible, hit and miss  Jul 20, 2006
In his 'Rumors of Another World,' Yancey runs hot and cold. At his best, he's nearly a Thomas Merton, with a flare for observations that strike the reader as being fresh and deep. At his worst, he's more of a John Eldrege, superficially predisposed and irrational. [Referencing this site's 1-5 star rating scale] a five-star chapter is here often followed by a one-star chapter. Wordy, meandering incongruities fade suddenly to brilliant, penetrating soliloquies, the sublime meets the almost ridiculous. But when Yancey is good, he is very good.

"The Bible never minimizes hardship or unfairness--witness books like Job, Psalms, and Lamentations. It simply asks us to withhold final judgment until all the evidence is in. . . 'Do not be afraid' is the most frequent command in the Bible . . . We fear not getting the job we want or the lover we desire, and if we have them we fear their lose. In the face of such everyday fear, Jesus points to a lily, or a sparrow, and calmly says, Trust. Seek first the kingdom of heaven." p.217

Yancey's 'The Jesus I Never Knew' is similarly baffling in its "hot and cold" aspects, but is somewhat better overall than this volume.
Evidences of an unseen reality  Jul 17, 2006
How is that the people with faith in Jesus Christ see evidence everywhere that this life is a precursor for a life to come that is more real and rewarding? Why do those without that faith not see what the faithful Christians see? Then there is that space in between in which we want to believe, but just need to see a little more proof. Such is the nature of faith. The Bible's epistle Hebrews defines faith as being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Rumors of Another World gives us a look at many evidences of the truth of a hereafter as presented in the Bible. Two worlds, one which is tangible and makes up our physical existence, and another which is unseen, but is the primary focus the faithful. It is the stories of these ones that are absolutely convinced that that their citizenship is of the world to come, that give weighty evidence.

Earnest Gordon and his friends, facing the deepest and most hopeless hardships of WWII, build true community with self-sacrifice and love.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man lives his final years in joy and optimism, despite a horrifying appearance, physical disabilities, and enough abuse and rejection to make almost anyone despair of life. Instead he is creative, accepting, and even delightful as he faces his death in his mid-twenties.

Jimmy Carter, a former president of the United States, who could be living a life of ease, but instead his faith drives him to continue to teach a weekly Sunday School class and help build houses for the poor.

Nelson Mandela when released from 27 years in prison and was elected president of South Africa, asked his jailer to join him on the inauguration platform. Then he established a Truth and Reconciliation commission to heal rather than seek vengeance.

Others, who because of their convictions of the unseen world accomplish what seems impossible, serve and help in ways that could only come out faith held so deeply, that it is certainly their reality. And even though we don't see it, maybe our reality, too.

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