Synopses & Reviews
God works through ALL people to make himself known.
There is an ancient prayer that begs God to Be inthe heart of each to whom I speak, be in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.
Have we limited God's ability to speak in our worldtoday? Have we relegated God's creative voice to the select persons who shareour particular religious system?
One of the most oftenstated issues with Christianity is its unsatisfying answer to the questionabout those outside the faith. We have all known people who are kinder thanmost Christians, purer than most Christians, seemingly more connected to Godthan most Christians and spiritually wise.
Tony Kriz, who infamously appeared in DonaldMiller's books under the name Tony the Beat Poet has discovered theabiding presence of Jesus in the lives and words of people from diverse (andoften radically unchristian) sources.
Through the pages of this book, Tony guides thereader through Muslim lands, radically anti-religious academia andpost-Christian cultures to discover a God who speaks with generosity andcreativity.Kriz himself felt like he was falling out of faith until unbelievers were the ones whoencouraged him to Fall toward Christ.
Hearing from God is extraordinary. But the circumstances He uses to reveal Himself may be more ordinary than we think.
Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation.
Get to know Tony Kriz (known by many as "Tony the Beat Poet" in Donald Miller's best-selling book Blue Like Jazz) through his real-life conversations and experiences that prove that God can and will use anyone and anything-- from Muslim lands to antireligious academics to post-Christian cultures--to make Himself known.
Through his own prodigal-son backstory and return to faith, Tony presents biblical truth in a conversational, but bold light that offers readers the courage to open their eyes to the unlikely encounters that are all around us every day; chance run-ins that turn out to be anything but chance.
Have we limited God's ability to speak in our world today? Have we relegated God's creative voice to the select persons who share our particular religious system? Kriz himself felt like he was falling out of faith until non-Christians encouraged him to "fall toward Christ."