Archives For Rob Bell

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God

Eugene Peterson

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The Sanctity of the Mundane
 
A Review of 
 

How to Be Here:
A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living

Rob Bell

Hardback: HarperOne, 2016
Buy now: [ Amazon ]   [ Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by Josh Morgan
 
 
Rob Bell, in his latest book, How to Be Here, explores how to create a life worth living through being present in the here and now. It addresses ideas that are becoming quite popular, likely because of their relevance for our modern culture and way of living. Bell continues with his strong, engaging writing style and story telling, so fans of his approach will likely appreciate this text, as well. His style should open up ideas to new audiences. At the same time, the book could be better organized to make his point clearer and send the message “home” more effectively.
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

 

Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

By Shirin Ebadi

Read the starred review from Publishers Weekly.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Flannery O’Connor, John O’Donohue, Rob Bell , MORE)

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

Flannery O’Connor

*** $2.99 ***

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation

by Dr. William Barber

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Here are 8 Bargain Kindle Ebooks for $3.99 or less that are well worth your time…

Prices on all of these ebooks should be good through at least Sunday Dec 22,
but refresh the Amazon page before ordering, just to make sure the prices haven’t changed.

Celebration of Discipline

By Richard Foster – $2.99

Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth is hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality with millions of copies sold since its original publication in 1978. In Celebration of Discipline, Foster explores the “classic Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith to show how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life.  Foster, the bestselling author of several books (Prayer and Streams of Living Water) and intrachurch movement founder of Renovaré, helps motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.

 

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

By Rob Bell – $2.99

 

In Love Wins, bestselling author, international teacher, and speaker Rob Bell (Velvet Elvis, Drops Like Stars) addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—hell and the afterlife—arguing, would a loving God send people to eternal torment forever?

Rob Bell is an electrifying, unconventional pastor whom Time magazine calls “a singular rock star in the church world,” with millions viewing his NOOMA videos.

With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial with a hopeful message—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins.

 

The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential

By N.T. Wright – $3.79

Widely regarded as the modern C. S. Lewis, N. T. Wright, one of the world’s most trusted and popular Bible scholars and the bestselling author of Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, presents a manifesto urging Christians to live and pray the Bible’s Psalms in The Case for the Psalms.

Wright seeks to reclaim the power of the Psalms, which were once at the core of prayer life. He argues that, by praying and living the Psalms, we enter into a worldview, a way of communing with God and knowing him more intimately, and receive a map by which we understand the contours and direction of our lives. For this reason, all Christians need to read, pray, sing, and live the Psalms. By providing the historical, literary, and spiritual contexts for reading these hymns from ancient Israel’s songbook, The Case for the Psalms provides the tools for incorporating these divine poems into our sacred practices and into our spirituality itself.

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Amazon currently has 100 Kindle ebook bargains in their Religion/Spirituality section.

We’ve highlighted some of the books that will be of the most interest to ERB readers below, but you may also want to BROWSE THE FULL SALE CATALOG.

 

 Check out these bargains for $3.99 or less! :

Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
Henri Nouwen
$1.99
 Rob Bell and a New American Christianity
James K. Wellman, Jr.
$3.99
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“Rumors of Rob Bell’s Heretical Universalism
Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

A review of

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

Review by Adam Ellis.


LOVE WINS - Rob BellLove Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.
Rob Bell.
Hardback: HarperOne, 2011.
Buy now: [ Amazon – Hardback ]
[ Amazon – Kindle ]

The fact that Rob Bell’s new book is considered controversial is as much a testimony to the marketing prowess of HarperOne (not to mention the unintentional marketing prowess of some critics), as it is to any theology contained in the book.  The first lesson that can be derived from all of this is that if you want to publish a successful book, HarperOne isn’t a bad way to go.

To begin with, let’s look at two things that shouldn’t be surprises, but (based on the more angry reviews I’ve read) apparently are:

  1. Rob Bell is not a Calvinist (“New”, “Neo”, or otherwise).  He doesn’t write like one.  He doesn’t adhere to exclusively Calvinist doctrine.  He doesn’t see the terms “non-Calvinist” and “Christian” as mutually exclusive.
  2. Rob Bell writes almost exactly like he talks.  That means that there will be

words

      and half-sentences

            laid-out unconventionally

                  throughout

                        the

                              book.

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Faith And Trust

Liberty Hyde Bailey

Editor’s note: I re-encountered this poem earlier this week, and was struck by how poignant a response it held to all the recent controversy about Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins. Or, at least this is how I feel about it…

Two workmen true as I passed by
Announced what things beyond us lie,—
Two views that never can agree
Yet each one knew just what will be.
Of present days they were not sure
But each man’s future was secure,
For faith had set them both to know
Precisely how our destins flow.

But only this and this I know,—
That I am here and then I go.
I pass my work with hope and zest
And live my time as it seems best;
I live it full and drain it deep,—
’Tis well to live, ’tis vain to weep.
If there be things I cannot tell
The more I trust that all is well.
I take the cheer from daily lot
And for the rest I vex me not,
For what there is beyond the sod
I leave it all to Time and God.

— from Bailey’s collection of poems, Wind and Weather
(Doulos Christou Press reprint edition 2008)
Read the Book’s introduction here

Faith And Trust

Two workmen true as I passed by

Announced what things beyond us lie,

Two views that never can agree

Yet each one knew just what will be.

Of present days they were not sure

But each man’s future was secure,

For faith had set them both to know

Precisely how our destins flow.

But only this and this I know,

That I am here and then I go.

I pass my work with hope and zest

And live my time as it seems best;

I live it full and drain it deep,

Tis well to live, ’tis vain to weep.

If there be things I cannot tell

The more I trust that all is well.

I take the cheer from daily lot

And for the rest I vex me not,

For what there is beyond the sod

I leave it all to Time and God.