What We Talk About When We Talk About God
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About God
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About God
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About God
<Previous >Next

What We Talk About When We Talk About God

4.0 20
by Rob Bell
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell, whom 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

See more details below

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell, whom 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 the 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bell's (Love Wins) signature sermonic style, studded with stratified paragraphs, moves the reader comfortably along. However, behind his easy-to-read approach is a deeper sensibility, a heavier theological hand, than in any of Bell's previous works. While in the past Bell has questioned traditional views on sex, sacrifice, and hell, now he tackles the big one: God. He writes of "waking up in new ways to the God who's been here the whole time," a divine being who is with, for and ahead of humanity so that a jaded generation of "spiritual but not religious" may see Jesus, and divinity, in all things. As always, his work is replete with unexpected stories, relevant pop culture references, and new takes on old scriptures; Bell is finally certain about his ontological uncertainty. Undoubtedly, conservative readers will find much to argue with, and Bell seems content with that, hoping that for many others, this book will be a welcome breath of fresh air in a spiritual haze. Agent: Chris Ferebee (Mar.)
TIME
“Bell is at the forefront of a rethinking of Christianity in America.”
Relevant Magazine
“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 know–or think we know–about God.”
Orange County Register
“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.”
Mennonite World Review
“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.”
Oprah Winfrey
“Rob Bell is shaking up the way we think about God and religion. I love his new book. When I first started reading it, I was highlighting my favorite passages, and then I thought, what’s the point? I’ve marked every page! …What I mean by a ‘super soulful’ book.”
O Magazine Oprah
“Rob Bell is shaking up the way we think about God and religion. I love his new book... I’ve marked every page!”
Time Magazine
"Bell is at the forefront of a rethinking of Christianity in America."
Time magazine
“Bell is at the forefront of a rethinking of Christianity in America.”
The New Yorker
“[Bell is] one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country.”
New York Times
“One of the country’s most influential... pastors.”
Christian Century
“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.”

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780594606734
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
67,181
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >