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July 28, 2013

Looking to a God with many meanings


Talking about God, says Bell, isn’t so much about the words said, as it is about being open in heart and mind while you’re saying them. It’s about recognizing that spiritual life isn’t separate from regular life. It’s about knowing that “we are loved and we belong and we are going to be just fine.”

“What We Talk about When We Talk about God” is packed with grace and goodness. There’s also a lot of thought provoking here, which is why I enjoyed this audiobook so much.

In meshing evolution and science with Bible teachings, and atheism with Christianity and surfing, Bell brings God to modern readers. Along the way, he questions his own faith and uses anecdotes from friends and family to illustrate God in his life.

That adds up to what will be the best, most helpful sermon you’ve ever heard, in an audiobook you’ll want to share. I think, in fact, that “What We Talk about When We Talk about God” is definitely something you’ll shout about.

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