"There is an ancient prayer that begs God to 'Be in the 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 world today? Have we relegated God's creative voice to the select persons who share our particular religious system?
One of the most often stated issues with Christianity is its unsatisfying answer to the question about those 'outside' the faith. We have all known people who are kinder than most Christians, purer than most Christians, seemingly more connected to God than most Christians and spiritually wise.
Tony Kriz, who infamously appeared in Donald Miller's books under the name 'Tony the Beat Poet' has discovered the abiding presence of Jesus in the lives and words of people from diverse (and often radically unchristian) sources.
Through the pages of this book, Tony guides the reader through Muslim lands, radically anti-religious academia and post-Christian cultures to discover a God who speaks with generosity and creativity.
Kriz himself felt like he was falling out of faith until the most unexpected people were the ones who encouraged him to 'Fall toward Christ.'"
On September 25th, Tony and the Warner Pacific College community celebrated the release of Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places and the stories found within it.