New Rob Bell Book Coming Soon!

          I stumbled on some info about Rob Bell’s upcoming book, Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile, due to be released October 2008. I loved “Sex God” and hope this is as well written and entertaining as his prior works. Even though we don’t agree on a lot of theology, Bell is a fascinating writer and I encourage everyone to check out this book when it comes out! I know I will be.

          There is a church not too far from us that recently added a $25 million addition to their building.

          Our local newspaper ran a front-page story not too long ago about a study revealing that one in five people in our city lives in poverty.

          This is a book about those two numbers.

          It’s a book about faith and fear, wealth and war, poverty, power, safety, terror, Bibles, bombs, and homeland insecurity. It’s about empty empires and the truth that everybody’s a priest, it’s about oppression, occupation, and what happens when Christians support, animate and participate in the very things Jesus came to set people free from.

          It’s about what it means to be a part of the church of Jesus in a world where some people fly planes into buildings while others pick up groceries in Hummers.

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~ by Tim Kurek on September 14, 2008.

One Response to “New Rob Bell Book Coming Soon!”

  1. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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