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What is the Bible?: How An Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

Rob Bell
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What is the Bible?: How An Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything
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What is the Bible?: How An Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

Rob Bell

The New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell, using his inspired and inquisitive approach, focuses on the most widely read book of all time. He provides surprising insights and answers about how the Bible actually works as a source of faith and guidance, showing a brand-new way of reading this sacred text.

Rob Bell, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined - and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.

In Love Wins, Rob Bell confronted the troubling questions that many people of faith were afraid to ask about heaven, hell, fate, and faith. Using the same inspired, inquisitive approach, he now turns to our most sacred book, the Bible. What Is the Bible? provides insights and answers that make clear why the Bible is so revered and what makes it truly inspiring and essential to our lives.

Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures. You cannot get to the holy without going through the human, Rob tells us. When considering a passage, we shouldn't ask 'Why did God say ...?' To get to the heart of the Bible's meaning, we should be asking: 'What's the story that's unfolding here and why did people find it important to tell it? What was it that moved them to record these words? What was happening in the world at that time? What does this passage/story/poem/verse/book tell us about how people understood who they were and who God was at that time?' In asking these questions, Rob goes beyond the one-dimensional question of 'Is it true?' to reveal the Bible's authentic transformative power.

Rob addresses the concerns of all those who see the Bible as God's Word but are troubled by the ethical dilemmas, errors, and inconsistencies in Scripture. With What Is the Bible?, he recaptures the Good Book's magic and reaffirms its power and inspiration to shape and inspire our lives today.

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. Rob Bell is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, which sold over 30,000 copies in the UK.

. Rob left Mars Hill in 2012 to focus more on touring, writing and communicating to bigger, broader audiences.

. Rob is strongly supported in the US by Oprah, who has selected his most recent book for her Autumn 'must reads' and her 'book club 2.0'. She also interviewed him on her show in November 2013.

. In 2011 he was profiled in Time magazine as one of their 100 most influential people.

. His podcast, 'The RobCast' was named Best of 2015 by iTunes.

. Rob Bell has an online course where you learn how to change your world view called 'Guide to Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life'.



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About "What is the Bible?: How An Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything"

The New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell, using his inspired and inquisitive approach, focuses on the most widely read book of all time. He provides surprising insights and answers about how the Bible actually works as a source of faith and guidance, showing a brand-new way of reading this sacred text.

Rob Bell, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined - and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.

In Love Wins, Rob Bell confronted the troubling questions that many people of faith were afraid to ask about heaven, hell, fate, and faith. Using the same inspired, inquisitive approach, he now turns to our most sacred book, the Bible. What Is the Bible? provides insights and answers that make clear why the Bible is so revered and what makes it truly inspiring and essential to our lives.

Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures. You cannot get to the holy without going through the human, Rob tells us. When considering a passage, we shouldn't ask 'Why did God say ...?' To get to the heart of the Bible's meaning, we should be asking: 'What's the story that's unfolding here and why did people find it important to tell it? What was it that moved them to record these words? What was happening in the world at that time? What does this passage/story/poem/verse/book tell us about how people understood who they were and who God was at that time?' In asking these questions, Rob goes beyond the one-dimensional question of 'Is it true?' to reveal the Bible's authentic transformative power.

Rob addresses the concerns of all those who see the Bible as God's Word but are troubled by the ethical dilemmas, errors, and inconsistencies in Scripture. With What Is the Bible?, he recaptures the Good Book's magic and reaffirms its power and inspiration to shape and inspire our lives today.

  • Gold title

. Rob Bell is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, which sold over 30,000 copies in the UK.

. Rob left Mars Hill in 2012 to focus more on touring, writing and communicating to bigger, broader audiences.

. Rob is strongly supported in the US by Oprah, who has selected his most recent book for her Autumn 'must reads' and her 'book club 2.0'. She also interviewed him on her show in November 2013.

. In 2011 he was profiled in Time magazine as one of their 100 most influential people.

. His podcast, 'The RobCast' was named Best of 2015 by iTunes.

. Rob Bell has an online course where you learn how to change your world view called 'Guide to Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life'.


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Rob Bell

Robert Holmes "Rob" Bell Jr. was born on August 23, 1970. Bell grew up in a traditional Christian environment. He attended Wheaton College. While at Wheaton, he roomed with Ian Eskelin of All Star United. With friends Dave Houk, Brian Erickson, Steve Huber and Chris Fall, he formed the indie rock band, "ton bundle". Bell received his bachelor's degree in 1992 from Wheaton and taught water skiing in the summers at Wheaton College's Honey Rock Camp. During this time, Bell offered to teach a Christian message to the camp counselors after no pastor could be found. He taught a message about "rest". He said that God led him to teaching at this moment. Bell moved to Pasadena, California to pursue this calling for teaching and received a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. According to Bell, he never received good grades in preaching class because he always tried innovative ways to communicate his ideas. During his time at Fuller he was a youth intern at Lake Avenue Church. He did, however, occasionally attend Christian Assembly in Eagle Rock, California, which led to him and his wife asking questions in the direction of how a new style of church would appear. Bell and his wife moved from California to Grand Rapids to be close to family and on invitation to study under pastor Ed Dobson. He handled many of the preaching duties for the Saturday Night service at Calvary Church. Bell announced that he would be branching out on his own to start a new kind of community and he would call it "Mars Hill" after the Greek site where the apostle Paul told a group, "For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you." In February 1999, Bell founded Mars Hill Bible Church, with the church originally meeting in a school gym in Wyoming, Michigan. As of 2005, an estimated 11,000 people attend the two "gatherings" on Sundays at 9 and 11 AM.[7] As of March 2011, Sunday attendance numbers between 8,000 and 10,000.[8] His teachings at Mars Hill inspired the popular "Love Wins" bumper sticker, and the congregation freely distributes these stickers after services.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 486839
  • Product Code 9780008259587
  • ISBN 0008259585
  • EAN 9780008259587
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date May 2017
  • Sales Rank #39489
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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