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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rob Bell Narrator: Rob Bell Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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We have to test everything. I thank God for anybody anywhere who is pointing people to the mysteries of God. But those people would all tell you to think long and hard about what they are saying and doing and creating. Test it. Probe it. Do that to this book. Don't swallow it uncritically. Think about it. Wrestle with it.

Just because I'm a Christian and I'm trying to articulate a Christian worldview, doesn't mean I've got it nailed. I'm contributing to the discussion. God has spoken, and the rest is commentary, right?
—Rob Bell

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/12/2014

    " A fresh look at Christian theology - very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey Kerns | 2/10/2014

    " Anything by Rob is always enjoyable. However, I hated his trampoline analogy. No bueno on that move mi amigo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.D. | 2/10/2014

    " This was what I expected it to be. Some excellent thoughts by a person that is bringing very welcome ideas to mainstream Christianity. These ideas seem more like something from the recesses of faith rather than from someone in a large church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charisma | 2/6/2014

    " I'll be reading portions of this book over and over again..I found it stimulating, insightful and refreshing. I also found myself sighing from time to time as I realize just how good I am at following the "rules" despite the fact that my inner core suggests I ought to pause and question. Thankfully, I'm learning how to do that now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Bondurant | 1/29/2014

    " Two things stay with me from this book. The first is the fact that when someone talks about who gets in heaven and who doesn't, they are always part of the "in" crowd. The second is this: yes, you can take lots of springs out of a trampoline and still bounce on it, but if you take all the springs away, it's just a tarp and doesn't it lose its usefulness?... Okay, maybe there are three things, and here's the third: is it a 'brick wall of doctrine' or a brick staircase to God-- and aren't some of the bricks necessary?... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne Sandvos | 1/28/2014

    " Do I like his books - yes. Why? Because he gives voice to the questions that swirl around inside of me. BUT the reason he bothers me is this: he never answers any of them! After a couple of books and sermons, it seems pointless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Bloodworth | 1/25/2014

    " The is a good quick read that teaches you about church history, biblical history and offers a fresh perspective on apply all that into your own faith story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyndzi28 | 1/18/2014

    " See review for Sex: God. This book is by the same author and I read it before Sex: God. This book was what compelled me to read his 2nd book. I like the author's style and that its not what you expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steffy | 1/8/2014

    " I dare say this book changed my perspective about Jesus. Totally broadened my view of God and being in love with God, and more importantly, living with the knowledge that God is in love with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 1/3/2014

    " A fresh look at Christianity. Two things stuck out: total rest and relaxation on Sundays, and loving with no agenda. A thought-provoking book. Thanks to Nathan for the gift. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 12/26/2013

    " I loved the concept of each generation needing to "repaint" the Christian faith so that it is relevant to their time and place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 12/13/2013

    " Very freeing book. Clears up a lot of confusion for me. Looking forward to reading it again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 12/13/2013

    " I really loved this book. Besides listening to a unique voice on what it means to have a Christian viewpoint, I was amazed at the authors knowledge of scripture. I feel I learned a lot from this book and am looking foward to reading more of his writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Schippers | 12/9/2013

    " I am used to Rob's teachings and have followed his theology for a long time. This book does not do justice and I think it misses the point of what he's trying to get at as the writing style is very chopped. Go to marshill.org and listen to his sermons, he articulates his points much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 8/28/2013

    " On the shelf next to Blue Like Jazz and Divine Nobodies. Makes you think about religion in a whole new way, challenging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Maszczak | 5/8/2013

    " So far, this is the best book on the Christian faith I have found. It is a great look at what following Jesus could look like if we could lose some of the religion that is always associated with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri Hansen | 4/23/2013

    " this book put together an interesting modern commentary about faith and relationship with god "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Browne | 4/21/2013

    " One of the simplest, least pretensious explanations of the Reformed faith that I've ever seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Artchick111 | 1/10/2013

    " Very rich text... Joe and I are currently sorting out Christianity of the modern age. This book has provided great discussion material, as does Rob Bell's podcasts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffery | 12/29/2012

    " Incoherent, misguided, thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Churleys | 12/25/2012

    " This book was really good. Thought provoking. While I didnt agree with everything, I did consider all the points. Highly recommend "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 6/25/2012

    " Rob Bell makes me rethink what I believe & why I believe it. I love his no nonsense approach to long-standing traditions of Christianity and I hope God uses what I've read & learned from this book to awaken me to my potential in Him! Gave the book to my daughter...to good to just sit on a shelf! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/22/2012

    " For the most part this book blew my mind, and I'm really glad I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyd | 3/13/2012

    " Rob Bell simply rocks. Read all his books if you can. And don't miss his end notes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Richter | 2/13/2012

    " i think i've just become the newest rob bell fan :) this was a highly refreshing book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley J. | 2/8/2012

    " I enjoyed this book as it was enlightening and educational. I really enjoyed Bell's writing style and appreciated the historical perspectives that he provided in explaining his personal thoughts and perspectives. I learned a lot and had a lot to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 11/6/2011

    " This was a good book. I especially like the parts talking about bringing heaven to earth by living like Jesus...loving our neighbors, feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 8/17/2011

    " This has been sitting on my shelf since the Summer of 2007, and I've wanted to read it since it came out. Just started last week - and I have to agree, it is right on. As always, Rob Bell is articulate, down-to-earth, and very informed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 6/8/2011

    " Thsi man knows how to write for short attention spans. Definitely thought-provoking, in a bite-size kind of way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 5/15/2011

    " I loved this. There are some things that are a bit questionable to me and that I'd really like to do some more reading/research on, but much of this book resonated very strongly with me. I especially loved the cultural context he associates with certain Bible passages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/12/2011

    " I loved this book. Easy read. Written how the author speaks and lectures. Honest and raw. Loved, loved loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monroe | 5/11/2011

    " The message is great - the presentation (short paragraphs, light on intellectual challenges) left some to be desired. This 3 is generous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 5/7/2011

    " Rob Bell seems like a bit of a spiritual tart to me in this book. I don't really get the fascination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jelle | 4/11/2011

    " emergent verhaal. erg goed. helpt misschien zelfs echt tot het overgaan op actie, zou tof zijn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 3/31/2011

    " Loved this book. I hear Rob Bell has gone a bit "off" in his latest book, but he was bang on in this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zack | 3/30/2011

    " Definitely mind-altering. It's probably going to prove one of the most significant books I ever read. I could tell you about it, but I'd rather you read it yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 3/27/2011

    " Found this one very thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelina | 3/21/2011

    " An amazing book...even for those who don't share the "Christian faith". Rob Bell has an amazing way of sharing the real message of Jesus to others. Not the twisted message that gets served in America today! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seth | 3/20/2011

    " Bell is frustratingly ambiguous. Some find his poetic meanderings and questioning of everything to be refreshing, but I find them dangerous and subversive. "

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About the Author
Author Rob Bell

Rob Bell is the bestselling author of Love Wins, Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, Drops like Stars, and What We Talk about When We Talk about God. An international teacher and speaker, he was profiled in the New Yorker and Time magazine, which named him one of 2011’s hundred most influential people.