- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Harperone (Feb. 21 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062255061
- ISBN-13: 978-0062255068
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 200 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
What We Talk About When We Talk About God Paperback – CD, Feb 21 2013
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“Bell is at the forefront of a rethinking of Christianity in America.” (TIME)
“[Bell is] one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country.” (The New Yorker)
“One of the country’s most influential... pastors.” (New York Times)
“Time and again, Bell challenges the reader to be open to surprise, mystery and all of the unanswerables contained within the ‘wide stream’ called Christianity.” (Christian Century)
“Behind Bell’s easy-to-read approach is a deeper sensibility, a heavier theological hand, than in any of Bell’s previous works. . . . This book will be a welcome breath of fresh air in a spiritual haze.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Twenty years from now, we may look back from a radically new evangelicalism and see Rob Bell at the center of the shift. . . . Bell has never been afraid to push the envelope on what we knowor think we knowabout God.” (Relevant Magazine)
“What We Talk About When We Talk About God challenges conventional notions of God as an otherworldly divine being set apart from humanity, opposed to science and insistent on a conservative interpretation of the Bible. Instead, Bell argues that God is more clearly perceived during moments like, well, surfing.” (Orange County Register)
“Rob Bell’s new book is good news for people who want nothing to do with religion. However, it may be even better news for those of us who are deeply committed to the faith but see that religion is way off track.” (Mennonite World Review)
“With a smattering of pop culture references and bits of humor, Bell makes an argument that will appeal to believers looking for more rational conversations about God. . . . Bell’s fans will find much to ponder and enjoy.” (Library Journal)
About the Author
Rob Bell is a bestselling author and international teacher and speaker. His books includeLove Wins,Velvet Elvis,Sex God,Jesus Wants to Save Christians, andDrops Like Stars, and he was profiled inThe New Yorkerand inTIMEmagazine, who named him one of 2011's hundred most influential people in the world. He and his wife, Kristen, have three children.
Top customer reviews
Even is you hated/disagreed with Rob Bell's last book this just proves it is difficult to hate two Rob Bell books in a row. If you are in this position give it a chance.
But...many people haven't read any church history or theology, so Bell's work can be illuminating. He has many anecdotes and funny quips. I was bored and kept looking for meatier stuff - but that isn't in here. Disciplined thinkers will need more, but Bell at least gives an interesting overview of a generally existentialist approach to thinking about the divine.
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