“I read this book in about an hour. It is beautiful both visually and in spirit.”see full review » see other reviews »
“much more visual and artistic than the previous Rob Bell books that I've read, although that may not be a surprise, if you've seen any of the Nooma videos (http://nooma.com)”Scott Weston wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book in about an hour. It is beautiful both visually and in spirit. ”zoeythekat wrote this review Sunday, December 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best book by Rob Bell, but unfortunately his least known. Recommended for anyone who has gone through loss, hardships or grief. ”Keith_W wrote this review Thursday, August 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a perfect timing for me to hear the reading of this book. I've felt stuck in a "box" and needed to spark my creativity again. This book brought it out on how suffering can change our whole perspective and creativity. Rob Bell is a christian author.”Carl H. Waldenmaier, Jr. wrote this review Tuesday, March 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was simply amazing. It is WAY different from traditional books...it was truly an honor to read it. ”Meli wrote this review Saturday, January 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Shorter in length but no less impacting than Bell's "Velvet Elvis" this serves as intended an exercise in perspective. If Rob Bell's son can see rain as drops like stars, why can't we? ”Rick Bevard wrote this review Friday, December 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I like Rob Bell. A favourite line: "But it's in that disappointment, in that confusion, in that pain - the pain that comes from things not going how I wanted them to go - that I find the same thing happening, again and again. I come to the end of myself, to the end of my power, the end of my strength, the end of my understanding, only to find in that place of powerlessness a strength and peace that weren't there before. I KEEP DISCOVERING THAT IT'S IN THE BLEMISH THAT THE SPIRIT ENTERS." (my emphasis)”True Compass wrote this review Thursday, August 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a short book, but it contains great thoughts on dealing with suffering.”Nathan McQuary wrote this review Thursday, June 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“read this at barnes because didn't want to pay the price. Glad I got to see him do the talk”JTKidd wrote this review Friday, April 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Had I read this book a week ago, this would have been my favorite of all Rob Bell's books. The message is deep and relevant, and the ful page photographs are beautiful. But knowing what I know now about Bell's theological beliefs, I found it very hard to enjoy the book.
I wanted to enjoy the book as a work of art, but I kept noticing some strange theological themes. All of his books build on one another. His book VELVET ELVIS talks about how the bible needs to constantly be repainted to be relevant. I always had trouble with that statement. Then in DROPS LIKE STARS he made a comment about how a true artist doesn't add but stripps away to get to the core. When I read that everything fell into place...
In JESUS WANTS TO SAVE CHRISTAINS, Bell teaches liberation theology - a marxist doctrine. In his video THE GOOD NEWS ACORDING TO ROB BELL he stripps away doctrines of the bible with claims that they were unoriginal and borrowed from old religions. He gets to the core and claims that the bible is about resisting empire and loving one another through socail justice and being the gospel - be the resurrection...
Like an artist carving a piece of soap into the artist's vision, Bell has carved the bible into his Marxist theology.
I am very disappointed with Rob Bell...”