27 Jun Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith. Rob Bell, Author. Zondervan $ (p) ISBN 14 Apr Time magazine recently called Rob Bell “The Hipper-Than-Thou-Pastor” ( Thursday, Dec. 06, ). This, along with the fact that his influence. Order: Amazon / iBooks / Barnes and Noble For thousands of years followers of Jesus, like artists, have understood that we have to keep going, exploring what it .

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If elviss looking for a great christian book full of intrigue, mystery, romance and pages and pages of names that you could never in your wildest dreams, be able to pronounce, then get the Bible. This book brought stories about Jesus into a completely new context for me.

The document claims that while a “literal” understanding of the virgin birth, miracles, inspiration of Scripture, substitutionary atonement, and Jesus’ resurrection is acceptable, elvia should not be the only accepted “theory” of interpretation allowed in the dlvis. When we come under Jesus’ “yoke,” we are living out his teachings in our own context.

I admit that I read Velvet Elvis rather quickly, but I do not recall being struck by anything that I would call “inaccurate.

Dec 12, Tim Cowley rated it liked it Shelves: The meaning of all these things depends on the context in which they are done. In fact, whenever the Bible speaks of why God chooses people it always highlights the inabilities of man so that God’s receives all the glory! Faith is never easy but it cannot be written off. Here are the questions: May God find us faithful.


Christian readers may assume the gospel message, and thus be quite encouraged.

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell

On this note I do like that he does talk about studying the Bible in community. When Jesus ascended into heaven, he clearly instructed them to remain in Jerusalem and “wait for the promise of the Father” Acts 1: My understanding is that to be Christian is to do whatever it is that you do with great passion and devotion.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. And this gives us hope. I had a friend who owned a trampoline. The problem with this view of faith is that if you pull out one of the bricks, the whole wall collapses. Now this seems attractive in that it seems to make the Bible alive and dynamic.

You, whoever you are, should check it out. Even some of the most conservative Bible scholars have no trouble seeing this story as an allegory rather than a historical event, but Bell’s readers might easily assume that his point applies to everything in the Bible.

Velvet Elvis

He Held Radical Light: We cannot simply “make a decision” for Christ. Jesus’ saying that he is the way the truth and the life John The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art. He states that very few people actually live from their heart, but those who do are the ones who make a difference.

This has the stench of blasphemy. Could you still be a Christian? Ships from and sold by Amazon. He “isn’t just interested in reclaiming his original dream for creation; he wants to take it further” p.


Bell sounds just like every other emerging guy out there This was my first theology book by a “modern” author. It came from people writing in communities, and it was often written to communities. Bsll many believers I have met have dogmatic, sometimes bigoted, prejudices and commitments.

About a month ago, I wlvis one of my writings to my pastor, almost half-expecting him to call me a nutter and suggest I not return. My glory I will not give to another” Isa. Bell, here, is simply on the wrong side of orthodoxy. Yoke In this chapter, Bell discusses the nature of interpreting the Bible.

Q&A 1295 – What do you think of Velvet Elvis (by Rob Bell)?

Read more Read less. God is bigger than the Christian faith. Speaking with Andy Crouch, Bell’s wife, Kristen, confesses, “I grew up thinking that we’ve figured out the Bible, that we knew what it means.

Don’t have a Kindle? This pursuit of Jesus is leading us backward as much as forward. Either believe it or don’t.

Some possible concerns Although there is much in Velvet Elvis to spur us to wholesome thought, there are a couple of points at which we perhaps ought to be concerned. I will say there was quite a lot of elvs stuff in this book, mixed in with stuff I can’t agree with. But they did want me to make it really spiritual.

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