This book is specifically for those of us who have grown up in an ultra-conservative church setting and are content spending Sunday after Sunday going through the routine of church. Rob's purpose for this book is to get people like me to step back and ask WHY do I believe as I say? Thank you, Rob. I have never had a desire to dig deeper into my faith. I choose to no longer be a lock-stepper.
This book is great for strengthening your walk with Christ. It is a fresh reminder of how Jesus called us to live. It is also a great insight into what is going on in the minds of seekers and people who have strayed away from Christ after growing up in a church. The review from Marc in New York is disappointing because it is exactly the kind of "religion" that turns people away from church. This book opens you up to what is really biblical truth. I hope that Marc and his wife will pray about their decision to disconnect with a person just because they suggested a book. This would be a perfect opportunity to reach out to that person and discuss their differences of opinion. That is what this book is about. Just because we have different doctrines doesn't mean we can't live a life with Christ the way he wanted it to be. Read Stephen's response from MS, he hit it on the head.
My wife and I received a suggested reading of this book from someone we no longer trust or associate with. They convinced us to get this book and upon reading it found flaw after flaw after flaw. Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit do not change yet Bell insists that change and questioning what the Bible says is good. Wrong answer. I would never recommend this book or any of Rob Bell's books to anyone. Take it or leave it but don't read or buy this book it will lead you away from God and Christianity.