I finally started Rob Bell’s latest book. I can’t believe it took me this long.
Sadly, I still haven’t finished the book, but I am over halfway through it and I just have to express some initial thoughts.
First, I’ve never read a book with so many questions. He barrages the reader with pages of questions, and, although he never seems to answer them, I appreciate it. He makes the reader think.
Second, I appreciate his writing style and organization. He makes a very deep and complicated discussion accessible to the average Joe. He brings out Hebrew and Greek words, but never loses the reader in the process. And as for organization, his chapters stay on topic and they flow into each other.
Third, I’ve never thought about heaven and hell and eternity and what’s happening on this earth and what I’m doing with life so much as I have in the past two weeks. That’s a good thing.
Fourth, I can see why this book rattled many Christians. I can also see why it was in Amazon’s Top 10 Bestsellers for a couple months. It’s provocative, challenging, and delightfully interesting.
With that, I’ll go back to reading. And when I finish, I’ll write a final review.