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Rob Bell in Dallas Morning News

Sep 17, 2005
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Rob Bell was featured in an interview yesterday in The Dallas Morning News about his new book, Velvet Elvis.  If you haven’t read the book, you should.  Here’s a few of my thoughts.

Link to Interview
Link to Book

Excerpt from Velvet Elvis:

As a Christian, I am simply trying to orient myself around living … the way that Jesus taught is possible. And I think that the way of Jesus is the best possible way to live.

I’m convinced that being generous is a better way to live.

I’m convinced forgiving people and not carrying around bitterness is a better way to live.

I’m convinced having compassion is a better way to live.

I’m convinced pursuing peace in every situation is a better way to live.

I’m convinced listening to the wisdom of others is a better way to live.

I’m convinced being honest with people is a better way to live.

This way of thinking isn’t weird or strange; it is simply acknowledging that everybody follows somebody, and I’m trying to follow Jesus.

(Thanks to Coop for the link.)


2 Responses to “Rob Bell in Dallas Morning News”

  1. Matt Murph says:

    Scott, I enjoyed your interview podcast with Terry. I just wanted to thank you for this post. I haven’t read Rob’s book yet, but I think the excerpt you have here is a great sound byte. I think I’d like to have those items posted on my office desk somewhere. Thanks. great post.

  2. Henry Judy says:

    Scott,
    Great interview with Terry. I just want to say how much I enjoy your blog. Always good stuff. Thanks to Terry I am really getting into this blogging thing as well.
    I heard Rob at the C3 in January and his book is outstanding. He is the real deal.
    Keep up the good work.
    Henry Judy

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