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Bell, Rob 1970-

Overview
Works: 201 works in 383 publications in 6 languages and 9,968 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paraphrases  Juvenile works  Controversial literature  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BV4637, 234.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rob Bell
Love wins : a Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bestselling author of VELVET ELVIS and the 2 million-plus selling Nooma videos, Rob Bell, reveals a secret deep in the heart of millions of Christians-they don't believe what they have been taught are the essential truths of their faith. Out of respect for their tradition, they keep quiet, confiding to a few close friends their doubts and questions about salvation, Jesus, and, of course, God. Is Jesus really the only way into heaven? Is God "good" if he is planning on sending billions of people to eternal torment in hell? Are Christians the only ones who have it "right," and everyone else is just deceived? Bell brings out to the open and faces squarely the questions on everyone's mind: Does it really make sense that God is a loving, kind, compassionate God who wants to know people in a personal way, but if they reject this relationship with Jesus, they will be sent to hell where God will eternally punish them forever? In LOVE WINS, Bell goes to the heart of these issues and argues that the church's traditional understanding of heaven and hell is actually not taught by the Bible. Bell is emphatically not offering a new view of heaven and hell-instead, he closely examines every verse in the Bible on heaven and hell and shows what they really teach. And he discovers that Jesus's most fundamental teaching about heaven and hell is, "Love wins.""--
What we talk about when we talk about God by Rob Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential Christian leaders in the country tackles the misconceptions about God and reveals how God is with us, for us, ahead of us, and how understanding this could change the entire course of our lives
Velvet Elvis : repainting the Christian faith by Rob Bell( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastor Rob Bell offers a critical overview of the Christian faith and the people, events, and beliefs that have shaped it throughout history and explores what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century
Sex God : exploring the endless connections between sexuality and spirituality by Rob Bell( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and sex go together. You can't separate the two, says Rob Bell, because this physical world is intimately linked to deeper spiritual realities. And so, in order to make sense of sexuality, at some point you have to talk about God. With beauty and unusual insight, Sex God explores this connection.--Publisher description
The zimzum of love : a new way of understanding marriage by Rob Bell( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he revolutionized traditional teaching on hell in the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Love Wins, Rob Bell now transforms how we understand and practice marriage in The Zimzum of Love, co-written with his wife, Kristen. Despite the divorce statistics, people are still committing to each other, instinctively believing and hoping that theirs is a sacred union that will last forever. Yet when these couples encounter problems, they often lack the resources that keep them connected to this greater mystery surrounding marriage. Rob and Kristin Bell introduce a startling new way of looking at marriage, The Zimzum of Love. Zimzum is a Hebrew term where God, in order to have a relationship with the world, contracts, creating space for the creation to exist. In marriage, zimzum is the dynamic energy field between two partners, in which each person contracts to allow the other to flourish. Mastering this field, this give and take of energy, is the secret to what makes marriage flourish. Rob and Kristin Bell are brutally honest about their own struggles, their ups and downs, as together they pass along what matters most for couples. In this wise book, they explore the secret of what makes a happy union--probing the mystery at the heart of the extraordinary emotional connection that binds two people. With his down-to-earth charm, a dose of whimsy, and memorable stories, Rob, writing with his wife Kristen, changes how we consider marriage, providing insight that can help all of us create satisfying and sacred unions of our own"--
How to be here : a guide to creating a life worth living by Rob Bell( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell shows us how to discover the greatness we were born for, successfully pursue our dreams, find our path, and live confident, fulfilled lives. Rob Bell believes that each of us has a path, a calling--whether it's writing a novel, starting a business, joining a band, or simply becoming a volunteer. But many people are afraid to start on that path. Who are we to do that? Bell counters, Why not you? We need to learn to turn off the internal and external critics and leap. The universe is alive to help us. And we can only discover passion and joy after we take off. Interweaving engaging stories; lessons from Biblical figures; science, art, and business; honest personal experience; and practical advice, he offers invaluable insight on how to silence our critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender the outcome. Combining the practical inspiration of Stephen Pressfield's The War of Art and the warm instructional insight of Annie Lamott's Bird By Bird, Yes, You encourages us to leave boring behind and embrace the fulfilling lives we are meant to have"--
Love wins : [a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived] by Rob Bell( Recording )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bestselling author of VELVET ELVIS and the 2 million-plus selling Nooma videos, Rob Bell, reveals a secret deep in the heart of millions of Christians-- they don't believe what they have been taught are the essential truths of their faith. Out of respect for their tradition, they keep quiet, confiding to a few close friends their doubts and questions about salvation, Jesus, and, of course, God. Is Jesus really the only way into heaven? Is God 'good' if He is planning on sending billions of people to eternal torment in hell? Are Christians the only ones who have it 'right, ' and everyone else is just deceived? Bell brings out to the open and faces squarely the questions on everyone's mind-- Does it really make sense that God is a loving, kind, compassionate God who wants to know people in a personal way, but if they reject this relationship with Jesus, they will be sent to hell where God will eternally punish them forever? In LOVE WINS, Bell goes to the heart of these issues and argues that the Church's traditional understanding of heaven and hell is actually not taught by the Bible. Bell is emphatically not offering a new view of heaven and hell-- instead, he closely examines every verse in the Bible on heaven and hell and shows what they really teach. And he discovers that Jesus's most fundamental teaching about heaven and hell is, 'Love wins.'"--
Jesus wants to save Christians : a manifesto for the church in exile by Rob Bell( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. - Publisher
Love wins : for teens by Rob Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teen adaptation of the best-selling Love Wins invites young adults to engage in conversations about some of the most controversial issues in Christianity today, exploring questions about a compassionate God who allows suffering and eternal punishment
Drops like stars by Rob Bell( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an exploration of the complex relationship between suffering andcreativity, driven by the belief that there is art in the agony
What we talk about when we talk about God by Rob Bell( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Bell's bestselling book Love Wins struck a powerful chord with a new generation of Christians who are asking the questions church leaders have been afraid to touch. His new audiobook, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, will continue down this path, helping us with the ultimate big-picture issue: how do we know God?
Love wins : at the heart of life's big questions by Rob Bell( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nooma( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where is God when it really hurts? Maybe God is actually closer to us than we think. Maybe it's when we're in these situations, where everything seems to be falling apart, that God gets an opportunity to remind us of how much he really loves us"--Cover
Velvet Elvis : repainting the Christian faith by Rob Bell( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
Nooma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We all get consumed with ourselves; sometimes we're not even aware of it. We learn from a young age that life is about winning and impressing. We pick up that our worth and value come from how good, how smart, and how skilled we are. So, we twist things in our favor, making us look like we have it all together. Every day we have the choice to prop up these false ideas about ourselves or to let go of them. Jesus invites these parts of us to die, the parts of us that tell us our worth comes from the things we say and do. Maybe it's only when we let these things die, that we truly begin to live"--Container
The zimzum of love : a new way of understanding marriage by Rob Bell( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Bell and his wife, Kristen Bell, transform how listeners understand and practice marriage
Nooma( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We mistake things like friendship, commitment, or lust for love, but God wired us a certain way to experience all that love was really meant to be. Not to hold us back or to make us miss out on the best that life has to offer. God created love, and wants us to feel it all in the way it's meant to be felt"--Container
Nooma by Rob Bell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We always think we know what's missing from our lives in order to really make us happy don't we? How often do we want something only to find out that it wasn't that great after all? Do we really trust God? Do we trust that God is good and sees a bigger picture than we ever could? It's easy to want what's right in front of us, but maybe God know what's better for us, and sometimes we just can't see it"--Container
Nooma by Rob Bell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffering the loss of someone we love can be the most difficult thing in life to deal with. One moment we have them and the next they're gone. What are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to feel? The truth is, there's no certain way we're "supposed" to feel. It's okay to feel shock, anger, or denial. It's okay to have no answers and no explanations. Sometimes all the reasoning and comforting words aren't what we need. What might help us, however, is to understand how Jesus dealt with this kind of loss
Everything is spiritual( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Hebrew Scriptures, there is no word for spiritual. And Jesus never used the phrase "spiritual life." Because for Jesus and his tradition, all of life is spiritual." Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, explores this concept in lectures from the Everything is Spiritual Tour
 
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Love wins : a Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
Alternative Names
Bell, Rob

Rob Bell Amerikaans auteur

Rob Bell US-amerikanischer Geistlicher

راب بل نویسنده و الهی‌دان آمریکایی

벨, 랍

羅布·貝爾

Languages
English (142)

Chinese (3)

Korean (3)

German (1)

Danish (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Velvet Elvis : repainting the Christian faithSex God : exploring the endless connections between sexuality and spiritualityLove wins : [a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived]Jesus wants to save Christians : a manifesto for the church in exileDrops like starsLove wins : at the heart of life's big questionsNoomaVelvet Elvis : repainting the Christian faith