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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (680 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Yancey Narrator: Richard Doyle Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780310261742
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Startling and original…Yancey, one of the Christian market’s best writers, shows a marvelous ability to speak to the world outside that market.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricky Awl | 2/1/2014

    " A bit hard to understand for a beginner.. Even for me.. =( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/27/2014

    " wonderful. I truly enjoy Yancey. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buzz Barr | 1/14/2014

    " I like Yancy anyway but I really liked his righting in this book and how it helps me to see how our human nature want to "understand God" but we can only deconstruct stuff to find out what makes it tick, we really can't grasp God and his creation. It shows how nature and stuff actually points to God. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeeps | 12/16/2013

    " My favourite book on my faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 12/15/2013

    " Great-it's been a while and is probably about time to read it again :) Shoot-it's Yancey so check it out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 12/2/2013

    " Absolutely loved this book. Very insightful and very eye opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/24/2013

    " What I like most is how Yancey attempts to answer the hard questions with thought and common sense. This is so read-able, especially for anyone questioning the Christian faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod | 10/20/2013

    " An interesting read. I Don't think i would recommend it to anyone. Not sure who the audience for this book is - other than myself and a few other Christians who think deeply on an assortment of issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Nicholson | 10/18/2013

    " I have added this to "my favorite" list. Truly inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 8/29/2013

    " A great read from one of my favorite authors. Yancey reminds us that there's more to this life than just what we see with our physical eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Yee | 8/22/2013

    " My heartfelt thanks to Mr. Yancey, his books are a faithful companion to those of us who are in the borderlands of our faith. A Christian thinkers book, all his books are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carsten Thomsen | 8/4/2013

    " Again a well written book by Yancey - filled with interesting stories and quotes - the subject is very broad - about a deeper awareness of the rumors, hints, windows in this world that points to Another World, the invisible and supernatural world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian Cheong | 6/13/2013

    " Great book. Deep but inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryne | 2/14/2013

    " Uses a lot of math and computer language, along with what seemed to be jargon directed toward men. Still, pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 valerie | 11/20/2012

    " Philip Yancey is one of my favorite authors. I have loved every book that I have read by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anjenette | 8/10/2012

    " This book examines contradictions of the visible world and possibilities of another world. Also those skeptical of religion to consider the beauty of the the unseen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mar | 7/11/2012

    " I enjoyed his stories especially those about the lives of other Christians who strive to be faithful. The book is divided into three parts and I liked part three best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 7/5/2012

    " Wasn't quite what I thought it would be about, but it was still fairly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/29/2012

    " A great exploration of the natural vs. supernatural; seen vs. unseen. Yancy's style is easy to read, almost conversational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/12/2012

    " I've reread this a couple times now, and I'm getting more out of it every time. Yancey is a great story teller and I find myself ruminating on his points a week later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/27/2011

    " This was a good book explaining about what is out there after death. IF you are a Yancey fan, this is really not one of his best writings, but it still leaves a sense of tranquility of the life that comes after death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stewart | 12/22/2011

    " Yancey presents a fantastic view into the worlds of the seen and unseen. He presents a great view into the world based on the spiritual reality that we aren't necessarily able to see. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to make better sense of this difficult world we live in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laverne Byas-smith | 8/8/2011

    " Anyone, Christian or not, interested in things spiritual should contend with the ideas in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod | 4/19/2011

    "
    An interesting read. I Don't think i would recommend it to anyone. Not sure who the audience for this book is - other than myself and a few other Christians who think deeply on an assortment of issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy | 1/10/2011

    " A fantasticly written insightful book drawing together 'the little things' in life which point towards God. I could barely get through a page without wanting to share something with the person next to me on the bus, or with a friend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carsten | 1/4/2011

    " Again a well written book by Yancey - filled with interesting stories and quotes - the subject is very broad - about a deeper awareness of the rumors, hints, windows in this world that points to Another World, the invisible and supernatural world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellyrock | 6/12/2010

    " Absolutely loved this book. Very insightful and very eye opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kent | 6/3/2010

    " This book really put our lifes into the eternal context.
    Among other things I like the chapter about sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stewart | 2/1/2010

    " Yancey presents a fantastic view into the worlds of the seen and unseen. He presents a great view into the world based on the spiritual reality that we aren't necessarily able to see. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to make better sense of this difficult world we live in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 valerie | 1/17/2010

    " Philip Yancey is one of my favorite authors. I have loved every book that I have read by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/5/2009

    " He does it again. The way Yancey writes, his candid attitude, his research...This book brings one face to face with real issues of faith and belief. Excellent book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renzo | 9/17/2009

    " Excelent point of view of spiritual world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 9/8/2009

    " I am rereading this book. I read is some years ago. It is a good account of the mystery of God's reality and how reflections of God's domain seep through into our reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/19/2009

    " I've reread this a couple times now, and I'm getting more out of it every time. Yancey is a great story teller and I find myself ruminating on his points a week later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeeps | 5/28/2009

    " My favourite book on my faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rachel | 3/24/2009

    " Skip everything else if you want and read the chapter about sex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laverne | 2/19/2009

    " Anyone, Christian or not, interested in things spiritual should contend with the ideas in this book. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey worked for ten years as an editor and then publisher for Campus Life magazine. In 1980 he and his wife Janet moved to Chicago where he began a career as a freelance writer. They moved to Colorado in 1992. He is the author of 20 books, three of them coauthored with Dr. Paul Brand. He is grateful to be able to make a living writing about the questions that interest him.