Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Zimzum of Love by Rob and Kristen Bell

Rob Bell has delved into the onslaught of "HELP MY MARRIAGE" book sales. This time he's tag-teamed with his wife to unpack an ancient word and the stick figure drawings that go along with it.

This is a short book of five chapters, epilogue, questions, and notes. It's written in the Rob Bell style with an addition of conversation style interludes thrown in.

Upon finishing this book I leaned back in my chair and thought, this read like Rob Bell's version of "Love and Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. They both have very similar ideas and personal stories to send them home. This book just has Bell's cadence.

I didn't find a new understanding of marriage (as the book promises). But it was an entertaining book full of strong points and compassionate wisdom.

He does toss in a throw-away line about marriage including gay and straight so that is sure to upset some of the readers. But if you've followed Rob Bell at all, you know he came out in support of gay marriage during his last book.

I enjoyed reading the dialogue between Rob and his wife. It was entertaining. Reading this book felt like I was sitting around a coffee table with the two of them, listening and enjoying their company.

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