We all compare ourselves to others. We spend our lives wondering what others think and say about us. Some of us even wish we were someone else. We question why we are the way we are and not the way we wish we could be. Some of us have let the expectations of others dictated who we've become. We act a certain way to be accepted but know that we're being untrue. But why are we so concerned with what other people think, say, or look like? What does it say about us if we are unable to accept who we are? Maybe if we really knew our true selves, we wouldn't give so much attention to other peoples' lives and live more in tune with the life God wants for us. DVD Features:
NOOMA is a new format for spiritual direction. It's short films touching on issues that we care about, that we want to talk about, and it comes in a way that fits our world. It's a format that's there for us when we need it, as we need it, how we need it. Audio: English. Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish.
Rob Bell lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he's the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. Rob is the author of Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars. He also appeared in a pioneering series of twenty-four short films called NOOMA, as well as in longer version DVDs-- The Art of the Sermon, Everything is Spiritual, The Gods Aren't Angry, and Drops Like Stars. Visit the author online at www.robbell.com. SPANISH BIO: Rob Bell es el pastor fundador de la Iglesia Biblica Mars Hill en Grandville, Michigan. Es graduado de la Universidad de Wheaton en Illinois y tiene una maestria en divinidad del Seminario Teologico Fuller en Pasadena, California. Rob es autor de Una obra de arte original, Sexo Dios y Jesus quiere salvar a los cristianos, entre otros. Tambien aparece en la primera serie de peliculas cortas a la que se ha denominado NOOMA. Rob y su esposa, Kristen, tienen tres hijos y residen en Grand Rapids, Michigan.
David Crumm and ReadTheSpirit.com
Unlike other series of books or movies you've encountered, it's perfectly fine to dive into the Nooma series anywhere.
This latest film, labeled No. 18 "Name," draws its lesson from the ancient biblical story of Jacob wrestling with a heavenly being.
Followers of the Nooma series will find that No. 18 is another of the visually daring Nooma films. The special effects were simple to produce here -- but the impact is striking. (And, I won't spoil the film by explaining any more about the visual imagery.)
As usual, Rob Bell takes the ancient story and quickly connects the lessons with issues we confront every day.