Hearing from God is extraordinary. But the circumstances He uses to reveal Himself may be more ordinary than we think.
Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation.
Get to know Tony Kriz (known by many as "Tony the Beat Poet" in Donald Miller’s best-selling book Blue Like Jazz) through his real-life conversations and experiences that prove that God can and will use anyone and anything - from Muslim lands to antireligious academics to post-Christian cultures - to make Himself known.
Through his own prodigal-son backstory and return to faith, Tony presents biblical truth in a conversational but bold light that offers listeners the courage to open their eyes to the unlikely encounters that are all around us every day; chance run-ins that turn out to be anything but chance. Have we limited God’s ability to speak in our world today? Have we relegated God’s creative voice to the select persons who share our particular religious system? Kriz himself felt like he was falling out of faith until non-Christians encouraged him to "fall toward Christ".
This book is for anyone with a community of any capacity. Although it is written in the authors first-hand context of Christianity and its own struggles, this book inspires self reflection and vulnerability in a constructive way. Not just so that you can tell your own story, but so that you can realize the power behind the stories of others you don't even remember having.
But this book will be challenging - my boss made me turn it off at times or put headphones in - to ways of thinking of yourself or others you may have been practicing too long. Even the more tangible content of your day to day will be challenged and nourished. It will help you tear open your spiritual entrails, to put it back again in more peace than you had before. Mazel Tov.
Great book thanks for the insightful thoughts. Plan to reread it again. Very inspiring, good job.
My listening to this book came at a very special time in my spiritual life. Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey and the beautiful lessons it contained!
Where does Neighbors and Wise Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is my first Audible.com purchase. Very happy with it. Great to be able to 'read' a book as I drive to and from work each day.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Tony's story resonated deeply with me. His story of faith and the characters that have challenged and inspired him, were a great source of encouragement.
What does Tony Kriz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Great to hear the story being told by the author