Oh Well, Rob Bell
A great review of “What We Talk About When We Talk About God”
I always liked Rob Bell’s call narrative. He says that when he was young, he felt like God told him, “Just teach this book.” Forever after, that was to be his call. Now he has the chance to do it on a wider scale than ever before. His latest book, “What We Talk About When We Talk About God” was the best chance yet, because the controversy surrounding his last book, “Love Wins,” made him virtually a household name.
What Bell Could Have Done
Bell is now poised in exactly the place every evangelist should want to be: hated by religious teachers, loved by the masses, and enjoying a wide (and lucrative) voice in the public sphere, from which he can preach the gospel without hindrance. And he honestly starts to do that. He talks about a God who loves us, a God who took on flesh as Jesus, a…
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