Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Repainting the Christian Faith

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Velvet Elvis is the first book from Rob Bell, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins.  Selected as one of 2011’s most influential people by Time Magazine, pastor Bell offers original and refreshingly personal perspectives on what Christianity is truly all about in Velvet Elvis.  A vibrant voice for a new generation of Christians—the most recognizable Christian leader among young adults—Rob Bell inspires readers to take a fresh look at traditional questions of faith.
 

About Rob Bell

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Rob Bell was the Founding Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of the bestselling Love Wins, Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars. A graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Bell speaks to sold-out crowds across the world and appeared in a pioneering series of short films called NOOMA. He and his wife Kristen have three children. Visit the author online at www.robbell.com.
 
Published July 24, 2012 by HarperOne. 213 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., offers an innovative and intriguing, if uneven, first book.

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But the Bible's narrative tells of a new way of living, a new way of relating, that goes beyond simple mental assent.

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Bell paints Christianity --- with all its highlights and lowlights --- in a way that at times makes you question, at times makes you doubt, and at times just makes sense.

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Spirituality & Practice

Witness Bell's narrative on the church he served and what he learned: "The church is at its best when it is underground, subversive, and countercultural.

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And the only reason i know Jesus was because a man named Rob bell introduced us, (though Jesus already knew ME).

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