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Publisher Comments:

In order to find an authentic understanding of the Christian faith, Bell frees readers to consider God beyond the picture someone else painted.

Review:

"Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., offers an innovative and intriguing, if uneven, first book. This introduction to the Christian faith is definitely outside the usual evangelical box. Bell wants to offer 'a fresh take on Jesus' — a riff that begins with the assertion that Jesus wanted to 'call people to live in tune with reality' and that he 'had no use for religion.' Bell invites seekers into a Christianity that has room for doubts (his church recently hosted an evening where doubters were invited to ask their hardest, most challenging questions). He mocks literalists whose faith seems to depend on a six-day creation, and one of his favorite people is a woman who turned up repeatedly at his church, only to tell him that she totally disagreed with his teachings. He cites his church as a place of forgiveness, mystery, community and transformation. Bell is well-versed in Jewish teachings and draws from rabbinic wisdom and stories freely. His casual, hip tone can grate at times, and his footnotes, instructing readers to drop everything and read the books that have influenced him, grow old. Still, this is faithful, creative Christianity, and Gen-Xers especially will find Bell a welcome guide to the Christian faith." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

We know there's something more. We sense it, we feel it, we know it. And we want it. We want an authentic spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780310263456
Author:
Bell, Rob
Publisher:
Zondervan Publishing Company
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Faith
Subject:
Children's Baby - Religion - Christianity
Subject:
Christianity and culture
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christianity - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Baby - Up
Language:
English
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8.54x6.25x.67 in. .83 lbs.
Age Level:
00-UP

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Product details 194 pages Zondervan Publishing Company - English 9780310263456 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., offers an innovative and intriguing, if uneven, first book. This introduction to the Christian faith is definitely outside the usual evangelical box. Bell wants to offer 'a fresh take on Jesus' — a riff that begins with the assertion that Jesus wanted to 'call people to live in tune with reality' and that he 'had no use for religion.' Bell invites seekers into a Christianity that has room for doubts (his church recently hosted an evening where doubters were invited to ask their hardest, most challenging questions). He mocks literalists whose faith seems to depend on a six-day creation, and one of his favorite people is a woman who turned up repeatedly at his church, only to tell him that she totally disagreed with his teachings. He cites his church as a place of forgiveness, mystery, community and transformation. Bell is well-versed in Jewish teachings and draws from rabbinic wisdom and stories freely. His casual, hip tone can grate at times, and his footnotes, instructing readers to drop everything and read the books that have influenced him, grow old. Still, this is faithful, creative Christianity, and Gen-Xers especially will find Bell a welcome guide to the Christian faith." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , We know there's something more. We sense it, we feel it, we know it. And we want it. We want an authentic spirituality.
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