Thursday, August 13, 2009

Drops Like Stars by Rob Bell

Never before have I been more disappointed with an author and publisher.

Drops Like Stars is the latest book by Rob Bell (Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians) and deals with the connection between suffering and creativity.

I wish I could say this book was impactful like his others but this is far from the case.

First - the book is a coffee table book. It's huge and with it comes a large price, $35.00!

Second - you'd think, with the size and price, you're going to get a lot of Rob Bell goodness...think again, the pages are so large but the words are only printed in the middle - thus wasting entire forests of paper.

Which is ironic seeing as Bell's last book was all about how we abuse this planet and need to take care of God's creation.

Nothing about this book drew me in. It is a waste of paper and talent.

Avoid Drops Like Stars like the plague. You won't miss out on anything.

Clue to Zondervan and Rob Bell (and your creative team): next time, give us a book.


Anonymous said...

Next time you take a walk around Barnes and Noble, look at other books that size with full color photos on nearly every page. Its actually a pretty reasonable price.

PR said...

The question is why make the book that size in the first place?