Just as the physical world is linked with deeper spiritual realities, sex and God are intimately connected. But how? With unusual beauty and insight, Bell addresses this intriguing question to help you better understand that we can't talk about ourselves as sexual beings without asking who made us that way. An enlightening exploration of sexuality and spirituality.
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Sex. God. You know the two subjects are connected; you just don't have the words for how they are connected. And they cannot be separated. Where the one is, you will always find the other. When you actually live and feel and engage, you discover that the physical things around us are like windows into more. And when you talk about sexuality, you quickly end up in the spiritual---because 'this' is always about 'that.' Something deeper. Something behind it all. You can't talk about sexuality without talking about how we were made. About how we relate to each other. About how we were made to relate to each other. And that will inevitably lead you to who made us. At some point you have to talk about God. To make sense of the one, we have to explore the other. That is what this book is about.
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.
Bell raises the bar with this evocative follow-up to last year's bestseller
Velvet Elvis. "Is sex a picture of heaven?" he wonders. It's all about God and
sex and heaven, he says: "...they're connected. And they can't be separated.
Where the one is you will always find the other." Bell's book isn't a sex
manual, an exploration of the differences between men and women or a marriage
how-to, though all of that is here. Instead, it's the story of God becoming
human, of humans mirroring God and love made manifest in the chaos of our
humanity. Sex God is about relationships revealed in a way that elevates the
human condition and offers hope to those whose relationships are wounded. In
Bell's spare, somewhat oblique style, he addresses lust, respect, denial,
risk, acceptance and more. His love for God and the Bible is clear, as is his
ability to ask probing questions and offer answers that make readers think
deeply about their own lives. He does a fine job using the Bible and real
life to show that our physical relationships are really about spiritual
relationships. This book joyfully ties, and then tightens, the knot between
God and humankind. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
David Crumm and ReadTheSpirit.com
This is THE BOOK WE ALL NEED TO READ right now about God and Sex -- because I can guarantee you that it's unlike any other American book you'll read about the convergence of those two subjects.
Rob Bell, pastor of one of the U.S.'s largest and most innovative churches, stands on the cutting edge of an evangelical movement that seeks to move past the stalemated, dead-end debates over church laws concerning human sexuality.
In "Sex God," Rob steps back several giant steps from his vantage point in his best-selling "Velvet Elvis," and he takes a fresh look at the spirituality of human sexuality.
His tour through these subjects that have perplexed and polarized so many religious groups takes us to unlikely vantage points, including even the Holocaust.
The book moves us like a pilgrimage through the human body and spirit with a fresh prayer at our backs for reconciliation, healing and -- yes -- even joy!