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Bell, Rob 1970-

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Works: 186 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 8,290 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paraphrases  Juvenile works  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BV4637, 234.23
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Love wins : a Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,646 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 )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 817 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 )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 741 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 )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 580 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
Jesus wants to save Christians : a manifesto for the church in exile by Rob Bell( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 366 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 [a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived] by Rob Bell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 305 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.""--
Love wins : for teens by Rob Bell( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 288 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
The zimzum of love : a new way of understanding marriage by Rob Bell( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
"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." "--
Drops like stars by Rob Bell( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 218 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( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 157 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 121 libraries worldwide
Nooma ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 100 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( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the Christian faith with a fresh look at Jesus and where there is room for doubters
Nooma ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 84 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( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"Why do we do the things we do? Why do we go to church or give money away? God hates it when we call ourselves Christians but ignore all the things he really cares about. God doesn't want the meaningless rituals. God wants our hearts"--Container
Nooma by Rob Bell( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 83 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"Movies, music, TV, Internet, cell phones, and a never-ending barrage of advertising. There's always something going on. Always noise in our lives. But maybe there's a connection between the amount of noise in our lives and our inability to hear God. If God sometimes feels distant to us, maybe it's not because he's not talking to us, but simply because we aren't really listening"--Container
Everything is spiritual ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 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
Nooma by Rob Bell( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 81 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
Nooma ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
In this short film, Rob Bell discusses forgiveness. We all have hurts that we carry around for weeks, months, or even years. It isn't easy to forgive others but carrying around these hurts all the time can get really heavy. God didn't create you to carry these wounds around. God created you to be free
 
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Bell, Rob
Bell, Rob 1970-
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English (66)
Chinese (2)
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