Rob Bell‘s been working on a new book and much of Christendom is ready to take up a verbal assault.
They are poised for its release, believing that it will be a look-alike to Bell’s previous controversial book, “Love Wins“.
Regardless, like Love Wins, the truth is that a good portion of Christianity won’t even read the new book. Oh, but they’ll talk about it alright! The web will be buzzing with hate-speech about Rob Bell loosing his salvation or even worse, his potential to be the anti-christ.
This being said, I’m sure he won’t be too upset. The buzz of anti-Bell supporters will end up selling him a LOT of books!
Don’t get me wrong; Bell’s got some weird theology. I was one of the Christians that actually read Love Wins and you can check out my thoughts in the following post: Our Hero & The Villain – June 6th, 2011. I totally disagreed with a lot of his concepts regarding salvation theology and the after-life in general.
Despite my opinions on Bell’s theology, Love Wins held some great thoughts and more importantly, held some even greater questions! The questions that Rob Bell continues to bring to the table are questions that many Believers ask internally, but might not ask their pastors.
Before we move into discussion on Bell’s newest book, check out the following promo-clip for “What We Talk About When We Talk About God” to be released on March 12, 2013.
As you can see, once again, Rob seems somewhat strange in his delivery, but the concept for the book seemed pretty straight forward to me. If I’m to be honest, it sounded quite interesting. It almost sounds like this is the book that Bell should have released before or instead of Love Wins.
Furthermore, I was specifically intrigued in his process for writing a book. I know when I sit down to work on my book, I feel some of what he was describing, but could never put it into words.
Currently Rob Bell’s journey is matched with popularity, which can be a terrible combo! Personally, I believe he’s pulling quite a few Christians astray in some areas. He’ll have to answer for that, I am sure.
This considered, if his followers have the Holy Spirit, they’re either going to ask him for clarification or make it to heaven in ignorant bliss. Either way, in the end “God Wins“.
I believe Rob Bell is a confused spiritual leader who is looking for truth. Just like many of us. I have known Believers who support his theology and some, supporting even stranger theology. This being said, in their heart of hearts, they love Jesus.
What about Rob bell? Well, I’ve followed him from his earliest publications and I really do believe he loves Jesus too.
In conclusion, I will likely be buying the book and reading it…then I’ll form my opinion. For the few of you who are interested in my opinion, you can always click the “FOLLOW” link to the right of this post and receive future updates via email or RSS.
Why will you read Rob Bell’s newest book?