Philip Yancey is a Christian writer who doesn’t just write for the choir. He writes in a way that can get a non-traditional church-goer to thinking and feeling while challenging the choir, or the more traditional church-goer, to see things in a new and different light. With books such as “What’s So Amazing About Grace” and “The Jesus I Never Knew,” Yancey writes about faith in a clear, honest, and inquisitive style. “Rumors” is no different. Through questions, research, and his own sense of following the Christ-like method of parables to illustrate a point, Yancey unravels the signs God has left in our material world, signs which, as the title claims, serve as rumors to His kingdom beyond. Yancey is well-read, well-traveled, and well-experienced, and he uses all of these resources to make engaging parables which become powerful measures in making his case. While these “Rumors of Another World” are as close as our fingertips, Yancey does not repudiate or eschew the things God created for us in this world. He does not believe in the near-deification of sex in our culture, but he believes that sex within marriage is one of God’s gifts to mankind in our natural world. Yancey does not extol the virtues of money — far from it, he refers to the pursuit of money in the derogatory biblical sense as being that of Mammon — but he does extol the natural wonders and beauties of the physical world which God has placed all around us. Yancey doesn’t just spread “Rumors of Another World,” though he does use the phrase of his title more than it has been used in this column, rather he seeks a balance between the natural world while seeking spirituality in our lives in the here and now, in pursuit of another life, another time, another world, to come.

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