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Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? | [Philip Yancey]

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

Philip Yancey investigates the natural world and discovers the supernatural hiding in plain view. He grapples with why God made the world and what our role truly is, and seeks to answer the question, "How do I live in the natural world while expressing the values of the supernatural?"
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Publisher's Summary

What on earth are we missing? Philip Yancey believes we are missing the supernatural hidden in everyday life.

In Rumors of Another World, Yancey investigates the natural world and discovers the supernatural hiding in plain view. He grapples with why God made the world and what our role truly is, and seeks to answer the question, "How do I live in the natural world while expressing the values of the supernatural?"

Yancey invites listeners to join him on a journey of discovery. He challenges us to tune into "rumors of another world," and connect the seen with the unseen. He promises that the grace-filled result will be a life of beauty, purpose, freedom, and faith.

Walk with Philip through the borderlands of belief, a place between doubt and faith, and see if you don't find a hopeful new perspective for your life.

©2003 Philip Yancey; (P)2003 Zondervan

What the Critics Say

"A work that is startling and original...[Philip] Yancey, one of the Christian market's best writers, shows a marvelous ability to speak to the world outside that market." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mike Winston Salem, NC, USA 11-25-03
    Mike Winston Salem, NC, USA 11-25-03
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    "Yancey pulls no punches."

    Whether you are a Christian or not Philip Yancey can help. He is unafraid to tackle the tough issues (Sex, Faith, Doubt and Sin.) Showing us that to be a Christian doesn't mean we have to stop thinking or give up pleasure. We seem to forget the God created our ability use our minds and feel. Yancey always gives reasons to believe. Yancey is a thinker and the reader cannot help but follow along.

    The narrator Richard Doyle is a delight to listen to. His voice and accent talents really enhance the recording.

    37 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Christy Orange County, CA 11-24-03
    Kevin Christy Orange County, CA 11-24-03 Member Since 2001

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    "Powerful, Human, and Beautiful"

    This is a wonderful audiobook, intelligent and literate, simultaneously spiritual and grounded. I highly recommend this work to those interested in learning more about the God of the Bible in a way that is both sensible and sensitive.

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Bremerton, WA, USA 08-19-04
    Robert Bremerton, WA, USA 08-19-04 Member Since 2000
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    "Rumors of another world exapanding your horizons"

    This is really one of the best metaphysical books I have ever read.
    Philip Yancy has a conversational style that takes you along with his thinking to places you might never go by yourself. Exploring what most of us never really think much about but is probably one of the most important aspects of life. His company on the journey is well worth the ride...

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Mullen Waukesha, WI 08-26-08
    Paul Mullen Waukesha, WI 08-26-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Starts as an apologetic, ends as story telling"

    The concept of hints of heaven in our daily life is the central concept of this book and the argument is well made. I have only two critiques:

    1) The point is well made in a chapter or two, and the rest of the book seems to be story telling to make the concept book-length rather than simply settling the matter.

    2) The narrator with only a few exceptions has a pleasing tone and rhythm, but he has an irritating pattern of modulating his voice when quoting others. The modified tone sounds silly in comparison.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pm Pretoria, South Africa 12-23-03
    Pm Pretoria, South Africa 12-23-03
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    "Rumours of Another World"

    A great disappointment. Seemingly another book, in a growing barrage, that tries to argue that American's can maintain moral and spiritual superiority by going back to traditional values. The author is unfortunately silent about the foregiveness, tolerance, humanity and caring that is the core of Christianity.

    11 of 52 people found this review helpful
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    Eugene San Carlos, CA, USA 02-03-04
    Eugene San Carlos, CA, USA 02-03-04
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    "Caveman, you still have followers!"

    Typical religious propaganda characterized by poor understanding of science and general ?owe? about everything in nature. No real arguments. In his attempt to strike against logic author tries to show that world is in disarray without irrational believe in God. He goes as far as to claim that Sep 11 2001 was an awakening experience for non-religious Americans; apparently forgetting that deeply religious people flue themselves into our buildings.

    1 of 37 people found this review helpful
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