Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I'm reading a new book at the moment titled 'Sex God'. The author is Rob Bell. Rob is leader of Mars Hill Bible Church in USA. He is also the brains and innovator behind the popular 'Nooma' series of films and media presentations.
The title of the book is deliberately provocative. Rob's writing style is thought provoking and very much 'out of the box'. I'm enjoying the book though. It's very easy to read and brings some interesting insights into the whole connection between our relationships, identity, sexuality and spirituality.
Here is a quote from the book:
"Gratitude is so central to the life that God has made for us. Until we can centre ourselves on what we do have, on what God has given us, on the life we do get to live, we'll constantly be looking for another life. That is why the word 'remember' occurs again and again in the Bible. God commands his people to remember who they are, and where they've been, what they've seen, what's been done for them. If we stop remembering, we may forget. And that's when the trouble comes"
Rob Bell, Sex God, Exploring the Endless Connections between Sexuality & Spirituality, Zondervan, USA, 2007, Pg.74.