Rob Bell’s new book, How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living, is going to hit the bookstores soon. And Rob will start a multi-city tour. And do the Oprah thing.
The doctrine-denying author’s latest book promises yet another round of worldly, self-focused fulfillment. Not in Christ, but in, you know, you.
Says Bell, (and how many times have seeker-mergent pastors used language like this?):
Do you ever feel like you’re skimming the surface of your own existence? Like you have more options and technology and places to go and things to do than ever and yet it feels at some level like you’re missing out? Like you’re busy, but it’s not fulfilling? That’s why I’ve written How to Be Here, to help us live like we’re not missing a thing. Because that’s what we all want, right-to feel like we’re fully present, here, and nowhere else, creating a life worth living.
Amazon is breathlessly taking pre-orders:
Rob gives you the support and insight you need to silence your critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender to the outcome.
It isn’t surprising that the name of Jesus Christ is not even mentioned in any of the promotional materials, not even on his own site.
But sadly, he continues to ensnare people of all ages and all walks of life into thinking they are following a spiritual guru. Like Number 12, Aaron Rodgers, who endorses Bell’s new book:
“Listing all the ways in which Rob has positively impacted my life would take up too much space; so I’ll simply say that he has inspired me to live life with a deeper level of appreciation and to love people with a greater awareness of our connectivity.” (Aaron Rogers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers)
As someone who is writing from the shadow of Lambeau, I can tell you that Christians around these parts are convinced that Aaron loves the Lord. I pray that someone disciples him in the truth that Rob Bell should not be influencing any professing Christian.
Perhaps those of you who are fans could send him these:
- Rob Bell promotes “Mother God” and “apophatic meditation” in new “Liturgists” show
- Two new ambiguous God books for Rob Bell [VIDEO]
- Rob Bell: We’re moments away from the Church embracing gay marriage
- Rob Bell gets his “OWN” TV show Dec. 21
- Rob Bell’s “Zimzum of Love”
As for Bell, instead of focusing how to be “here,” he should have been diligently exhorting his readers to join him here:
Amen, Amy! Thank you for your excellent insights!
Amy, you’re a fool. If you knew Rob half as well as I do, there would be no reason to question why he doesn’t directly promote Jesus Christ. Dig a little deeper before you write a ridiculous article…
What!! Robert. If you think he is God honoring I question your understanding of the Bible. It is not a one time slip, it is continuous. If he was a true shepherd he would not applaud Aaron’s losing faith. May we pray for both their hearts and a regenerating relationship with our Lord.
And yes I’m a Wisconsinite, I love my Packers and am grateful for the joy Aaron has brought on the field. But he is not the God fearing man God would have him to be.