Rob Bell has a new book coming out, titled, What We Talk About When We Talk About God. From what I gather from the marketing thus far, he’s getting dangerously close to parodying himself.
First, there was a “behind the scenes” trailer, in which we learn that all those disruptive paragraph breaks are not so strategic after all. Can’t find inspiration? A third grader’s science fair note cards will suffice. Just throw in a boom box and some (extra?) monkeys.
Now, there’s a new trailer.
Notecard 1: Church is like a Passion Pit concert. Are you invited?
Notecard 2: What if the God who made the world made chicken dumplings and we’re missing everything if we fail to ask what came first? theWORLDortheDUMPLING?
Notecard 3: Fruit bats are reading Pilgrim’s Progress in a Brooklyn deli.
Notecard 4: You’ve always thought God is an Oldsmobile. But. SMART CARS.
I guess I’d go with #4, too:
I have no deep theological ponderings or critiques to offer, as the book has yet to be released and these confusing metaphors are, well, confusing enough.
Buy the book here. Or, if you have a knack for finding new meaning in old kitsch and have some particularly peculiar places to store your books (beneath the stove, perhaps?), just write your own.