Friday, July 19, 2013

A New Book by Rob Bell

New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell, whom the The New Yorker describes as “one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country,” does for the concept of God what he did for heaven and hell in his book Love Wins: He shows how traditional ideas have grown stale and dysfunctional and how to return vitality and vibrancy to lives of faith today.

Pastor Rob Bell explains why both culture and the church resist talking about God, and shows how we can reconnect with the God who is pulling us forward into a better future. Bell uses his characteristic evocative storytelling to challenge everything you think you know about God. What We Talk About When We Talk About God tackles misconceptions about God and reveals how God is with us, for us, ahead of us, and how understanding this could change the entire course of our lives.
          Call Number: BT103. B435 2013

What we Talk about when we Talk about God Video:
A Quote from What We Talk About When We Talk About God:
We’re these strange, exotic cocktails of dust and quarks and blood and soul and all that can’t be named, containing infinite depth and dimension and spirit, featherless bipeds arguing and dividing ourselves up about all sorts of things that are, in the end, completely meaningless.
I sometimes wonder if it’s as simple as saying yes,

over and over and over again,
a thousand times a day.
It’s not a complicated prayer, less about the words than about the openness of your heart, your willingness to consider that there may be untold power and strength and spirit right here, right now, as close as your next breath. This isn’t about the same old message of making something happen; it’s about waking up to that which is already happening, all around you all the time, in and through and over you, trusting that God is with us and for us and ahead of us.
--Epilogue, Pg. 210-211


We have most of Rob Bell’s books here in the library available to check out.


Also by Rob Bell:

Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

Call Number: BV4637 .B37 2011



Drops Like Stars

Call Number: BV4909 .B46 2009





Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile

Call Number: BS511.3 .B46 2008





Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

Call Number: BR115 .C8 B395 2005

**This post was authored by David Wiggins.

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