What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything Author Rob Bell
ISBN-10 0062194267
ISBN-13 9780062194268
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher HarperOne
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Rob Bell the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory revolutionary and relevant than we ever imaginedand offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh new way In Love Wins Rob Bell confronted the troubling questions that many people of faith were afraid to ask about heaven hell fate and faith Using the same inspired inquisitive approach he now turns to our most sacred book the Bible What Is the Bible provides insights and answers that make clear why the Bible is so revered and what makes it truly inspiring and essential to our lives Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures You cannot get to the holy without going through the human Rob tells us When considering a passage we shouldnt ask Why did God say To get to the heart of the Bibles meaning we should be asking Whats the story thats unfolding here and why did people find it important to tell it What was it that moved them to record these words What was happening in the world at that time What does this passage story poem verse book tell us about how people understood who they were and who God was at that time In asking these questions Rob goes beyond the one dimensional question of is it true to reveal the Bibles authentic transformative power Rob addresses the concerns of all those who see the Bible as Gods Word but are troubled by the ethical dilemmas errors and inconsistencies in Scripture With What Is the Bible he recaptures the Good Books magic and reaffirms its power and inspiration to shape and inspire our lives today