In What We Talk About When We Talk About God, Bell discusses perceived misconceptions about what we understand God to be, and our spiritual relationships, based on outdated scientific models. He presents the reader with his belief that God is with us, for us, and ahead of us, and how accepting these beliefs may change the course of our lives. Whether or not we agree with Bell, and I find there is much to agree with, I think a more accurate title for the book would be “What Rob Bell Talks About When He Talks About God”. It is provocative. The language is hip. The stories are cool. Bell refers to atomic theory, quantum physics, energy, reductionism, surfing, comedy clubs, water-skiing, and all kinds of other stuff. In his book these apply directly to, or act as illustrations for, our spiritual beliefs. Despite the possibility of feeling stuck in a drawn-out sermon, this book is enjoyable, and recommended for questioning millennials, whom it appears to be targeting.
--Rosemary Szczygiel, Hilliard Branch Library
Find What We Talk About When We Talk About God in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.