Rumors of Another World

Rumors of Another World

What on Earth Are We Missing?

By Philip Yancey

Zondervan, Paperback, 9780310252177, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 2003


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.

About the Author
Philip Yancey has written twenty books with more than seven million copies in print, including such recent bestsellers as Reaching for the Invisible God, What s So Amazing about Grace?, and The Jesus I Never Knew. His books have won a total of twelve Gold Medallion Awards. His articles have appeared in many magazines, including Reader s Digest, Christianity Today, and The Saturday Evening Post. Because of his intelligent, articulate style, he has been compared to a modern-day C. S. Lewis. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Janet.