Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's Quote from "Love Wins"

This from early in the book Love Wins by Rob Bell. This expresses my feelings as well.  When I discovered that many years ago, it removed a barrier to my spiritual life.

Often times when I meet atheists and we talk about the god they don’t believe in, we quickly discover that I don’t believe in that god either.


Derek and Catherine said...

Ahh... I've been interested to read this book! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it!

Also, you should check out this tongue-in-cheek review of the book by Donald Miller (http://donmilleris.com/2011/04/01/my-review-of-love-wins/)


Steve said...


I enjoyed the Donald Miller review. I have Love Wins on my Kindle. It seems some kind of sharing application is in the works so that is a possibility.


Jason said...

I love that quotation. (Love Wins is on my mental Things I Want to Read list.) Given the gist of the book, I'm assuming the quotation is in the context of Bell not believing in a "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"-type God, right?

I sometimes feel like I have more in common with seekers, agnostics,and atheists when it comes to discussing God's positive characteristics, though, too. Sometimes when I'm in conversation with someone more fundamentally-minded--or at the very least someone confident in God's care for and interaction with the world--I feel like we're speaking different languages. There is a growing number of tenets of traditional Christianity that the most I can say of is "I don't know" or "I hope so." For example, is God a supreme being who interacts with His creation? Is he the deist's vision of God? Is he Moltmann's panentheistic God? Tillich's non-entity Ground of Being? None of those things? I don't know.

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