Monday, October 27, 2008

Yes, I Really Am Reading This

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

by Philip Yancey

Not only am I really reading this, but a group I'm in is studying it together. I happened upon it during one of my many enjoyable perusals of The Sunday School class I'm in has ordered the books, and I of course have the ebook version. Yes! My Sunday School class! (No, I'm not the teacher.)

Check out the book blurb I have borrowed from the fictionwise site:

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?" Philip writes, "I have come to understand faith as the highest form of integrated encounter. Faith puts together, assembles, re-orders, accepting the entire world as God's handiwork. We live among clues, like rescuers sifting through pieces of stained glass shattered by a bomb, and only with a blueprint or some memory of original design can we begin to connect the shards, to assemble them into a pattern that makes sense of our world "Nature and supernature 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." Yancey invites readers 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.

See why I was intrigued and suggested it as a study book?

Yes! I can think deeply sometimes. Golly. Give a girl a break.

Of course, I am also reading a romance. Tell ya about that one tomorrow, maybe. If you're nice. :)



  1. Ahh. I was looking for a book to flesh out my Amazon order, and this will be it (unlike you, Magdalena, I can't wrap my heart around e-books. Too many Windows crashes, perhaps). I had a physiology professor for whom the final project was a paper that had to trace an action (in my class, a woman singing) back to its very beginning as action potentials and the movements of sodium and potassium ions. It truly magnified the sheer magnificence of an everyday action. Can't wait to get the book. (and am eagerly awaiting the paper publication of "The Blank Book".

  2. Theresa,

    Welcome to Magdalenaville! I hope you will enjoy "Rumors of Another World..."

    I have no doubt your physiology paper was outstanding. Do you still have it?

    As far as the paperback version of The Blank Book, I expect to scream with glee when it's released. I imagine you'll hear me...

  3. Just looking through old posts and noticed this one. I must admit that "Rumors" turned out not to be my cup of tea. Something between the book and my brain did not gel. Sorry.