What We Talk About When We Talk About God

4 CDs. retail ed. unabridged. 4½ hrs. Harper Audio. 2013. ISBN 9780062237699. $14.99; 1 CD. library ed.; digital download. REL
Conversations about God have devolved into meanness, ignorant scripture-citing, and useless either/or statements, claims Bell, a popular Christian pastor and author. In order to reassert the presence of a benevolent God, Bell turns to contemporary understandings of science, ethics, and sociology, using them to identify how God factors into modern life. With a smattering of pop culture references and bits of humor, Bell makes an argument that will appeal to believers looking for more rational conversations about God. The author reads, and while the first chapter starts at a fast clip, Bell soon settles into a good pace.
VERDICT Bell's fans, as well as those of Tim Keller and other modern Christian thinkers, will find much to ponder and enjoy in this title.

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