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

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. Join Yancey as he grapples with why God made the world, what your role truly is, and how can you live in the natural world while expressing the values of the supernatural. You'll be challenged to tune into "rumors of another world" and connect the seen with the unseen. The grace-filled result will be a life of beauty, purpose, freedom, and faith.
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Customer Reviews for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
Review 1 for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
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Excellent book

Date:May 8, 2012
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tish
Location:Perth Western Australia
Age:55-65
Gender:female
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I bought the hard copy of this book (about 10 of them for 99cents each), the bargain of the century! I gave them all away even my last copy and now can't purchase them anywhere in that form. Really disappointed. A brilliant little book to read and give away.
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Review 2 for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
This review is fromRumors of Another World.
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Date:June 27, 2010
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Tom Trost
Well worth the time reading it. Answers questions and also asks some thought provoking ones.
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Review 3 for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
This review is fromRumours of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing?.
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Date:March 13, 2010
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Janine Garza
I expected much more insite from this book, but most of what is stated is the obvious...nature, cosmos, human parts and mechanics. I'm only half way through it, and will endure the rest in hopes of something enlightening.
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Review 4 for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
This review is fromRumours of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing?.
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Date:June 2, 2008
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Jim Parsons
This is the best Yancey book I have read. It is filled with insights from other sources; and, as an author, it is easy to see underneath the text to understand how Yancey organizes his writing through an extensive note-taking system. Although I understand the critical reviewer's note that it was difficult to see a singular unifying thread that would explain what this book was about, I believed it is the metaphor of rumors that drives the writing -- thus, the book is more a collection of different thoughts/hints/rumors than it is a resolution of a single strand of thinking.
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Review 5 for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
This review is fromRumors of Another World.
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Date:April 23, 2008
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Jim Parsons
I believe this is Philip Yanceys best book - at least in those I have read. The book is filled with stories, examples, and insights, and the content is really quite strong. As an academic writer myself, the book represents a lesson on how to write a book, and it is not difficult to see how Yancey collected his notes and insights over the years to organize the content. I found the book filled with small, wonderful insights and I have carefully taken notes throughout the book to add to my own background and work. I recommend the book and have, in fact, purchased multiple copies for gifts to friends. The book gainfully rewards a serious read.
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Review 6 for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
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Date:December 9, 2007
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Frank Mikulka
I bought 3 copies of this book and gave two copies to friends. Two of us agree that although we like Philip Yancey as an author; this book leaves a lot to be desired; after about 50 pages, I still have no clue as to what he is trying to say. It seems to me to be a "Masterpiece of Ambiguity" with no specific purpose. I asked my friend who also has a Doctorate and he feels the same way. A bunch of words saying nothing.
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Review 7 for Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? - eBook
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Date:May 17, 2007
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Gail
Yancy says this book is written for those who live in the borderlands of belief. My Christian faith is solid, but I enjoyed the book just-the-same. It was honest, thought-provoking and inspiring. Quotes from Lenin (page 124) and Darwin (page 196) and the story of Mandela's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (pages 223,224) should be read by every Christian. I checked the book out from a library and thought I'd just skim it, but I ended up reading it from cover to cover and then buying my own copy. I would call this an updated C.S. Lewis style apologetic.
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