Rumors of God

Rumors of God had some shining moments. The premise is great, the message is clear, and the content is solid.

However, for some reason, this book didn’t strike me as containing anything profound or new, and felt too carefully packaged.

Let me try to explain: Know those times when things just feel too polished, too “cookie cutter,” too solidly ordinary? This is how this book felt. I don’t buy “gift” books for that reason – they just seem way too cookie cutter.

Rumors of God felt that way to me.

I don’t want to take away from the fact that this book had some shining moments. If you are looking for a beginning book to catalyze your faith in God, then read this book.

I received this book from BookSneeze free of charge.

Mission Possible Series Arc and Bumpers

We kicked off a three week series last Wednesday for Ground Zero, our Jr. high ministry at Eagle Brook Church.

I’m pretty excited about it, but more importantly, I’m excited to see what God is hopefully going to do through our students.

Mission: Possible

Nov. 30 – Dec. 14
There is a lot of hurt, pain, hatred, and suffering in the world. Sometimes it can feel like it’s impossible to make a difference. But nothing is impossible for God. And He is on a mission—a mission to bring His Kingdom to Earth. And as Christ followers, we get to be a part of it. Our mission is to be radical people of sacrifice, giving, and love.

How can we be radical and participate in God’s mission?

During this series, we’ll be collecting money for Healing Haiti and World Vision to provide clean water to people in the Horn of Africa and Haiti. Collect coins and bills to donate anytime during these three weeks. Just to make it a little more fun, there is a competition between each grade. The winner gets something fun! By the way, we’ve set a radical goal of $15,000. We believe Junior High students can accomplish this radical mission!

Invite your friends to the Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 14 (6:30 – 8:15 pm), so God can be made known through a message on Radical Love. To help, we’ll be providing invite cards, posters, and a video to send to your friends. By the way, we’ve set a radical goal of 1,000 students (which is about 300 more than average)! We believe God is going to accomplish radical things through YOU!

Christmas Party details:

Wednesday, Dec. 14

6:30 – 8:15 pm (SLP & WBL) – No “official” small groups this week.
Wear your funnest, Christmasy-est outfit! There will be a FASHION SHOW!
Win prizes. Outrageous giveaways. Fun Christmas treats.
Invite a friend and you can both be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE!