Former Mars Hill Church senior pastor and founder Rob Bell has just released his brand new book How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living. The popular pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God shows us how to pursue and realize our dreams, live in the moment, and joyfully do the things that make us come alive in his new book.
But don't expect there to be any quotation from Scripture. Neither does Bell write as a pastor. Rather donning the garment of a self-help writer, the new book minmizes the role of God and everything Biblical but emphazises more of the self. In the book, Bell encourages readers to take personal and professional risks.
Here's the book's synopsis: "Each of us was created for something great-we just need to figure out what it is and find the courage to do it. Whether it's writing the next great American novel, starting a business, or joining a band, Rob Bell wants to help us make those dreams become reality. Our path is ours and ours alone to pursue, he reminds us, and in doing so, we derive great joy because we are living our passions.
How to Be Here lays out concrete steps we can use to define and follow our dreams, interweaving engaging stories, lessons from biblical figures, insights gleaned from Rob's personal experience, and practical advice. Rob gives you the support and insight you need to silence your critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender to the outcome.
Like Stephen Pressfield's classic The War of Art, How to Be Here will inspire readers to seek the lives they were created to lead."
It is,therefore, not surprising that the name of Jesus Christ is not even mentioned in any of the promotional materials, not even on his own site.