John on February 5, 2010 at 10:13 am
If you’re a Kindle/Nook person you might be interested in downloading a free copy of Rob Bell’s first book, Velvet Elvis. He announced the giveaway a few days ago and I’ve been meaning to mention it. I’ve read it twice myself and have given away several copies to friends.
I’ll be seeing Rob in about two weeks when his latest speaking tour makes a stop in Los Angeles at the Wiltern. Based on past experience, I have high expectations for the event.
FYI, if you’re not someone who keeps up with this sort of thing, Rob is a very popular, young pastor out of Grand Rapids, MI. He is perhaps best known for a series of excellent short films he made under the heading Nooma (meaning spirit), but as many as 50K people a week listen to his sermons on the web. He is also considered a dangerous theological liberal by more conservative elements within Protestant circles. In this case, I urge undecided readers to ignore the nay-sayers and pick up the book. It’s an excellent alternative to the rigid, humorless John MacArthur-esque presentation of Christianity.
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