Velvet Elvis – Rob Bell
Innovative. Ground breaking. Successful. Unique. Game changing. Shallow. Meatless. These are all words I would use to describe Rob Bell’s initial book. It was one of the most interesting things I had ever read when I first discovered it. However after looking at it more in depth and more closely I find it to be so lacking in many many areas. Bell seems to genuinely be afraid of the truth and afraid of offending anyone. Yet Scripture tells us that the Cross is offensive to many. That does not mean we should run from it, rather we should be prepared for opposition and still stand firm in the face of it. I would hesitate to recommend this book to anyone. Young believers will be confused, and more mature Christians will just become infuriated.