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October 29, 2007 / compassioninpolitics

Rob Bell’s “Velvet Elvis” on a Better Way to Live

Rob Bell on “A Better Way to Live”: A Short Selection from “Velvet Elvis”

Interesting perspective on a better way to live from Rob Bell in Velvet Elvis:

WAY + +

As a Christian, I am simply trying to orient myself around living a particular kind of way, the kind of way that Jesus taught is possible. And I think that the way of Jesus is the best possible way to live.

This isn’t irrational or primitive or blind faith. It is merely being honest that we all are living a “way”.

I’m convinced being generous is a better way to live.
I’m convinced forgiving people and not carrying around bitterness is a better
way to live.
I’m convinced having compassion is a better way to live.
I’m convinced pursuing peace in every situation is a better way to live.
I’m convinced listening to the wisdom of others is a better way to live.
I’m convinced being honest with people is a better way to live.

What’s your favorite Rob Bell quote, podcast, resource or video? Or have a favorite NOOMA from Rob Bell? What do you think of the Rob Bell quote I’ve included? Agree? Disagree? Indifferent?

Here’s one of Rob Bell’s NOOMA Videos thats Insightful about Life, Death and Christianity

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  1. Travis Mamone / Oct 30 2007 12:03 am

    I love love love love love Velvet Elvis! My favorite Rob Bell video is actually parody of him, where he’s discussing pocket lint.

  2. Danny / Nov 15 2007 3:03 am

    Thanks for the great comments on my blog!

    I am a huge Rob Bell disciple! Velvet Elvis is one of my favorite books ever. I listen to a lot of his messages.

    I realize that he’s quiet the touchy subject, but I’m a huge fan!

  3. Scott / Nov 19 2007 5:35 pm

    Danny, please remember, we are to be disciples of nobody but our Lord Jesus.

  4. Jude / Nov 19 2007 11:48 pm

    Scott you ARE right and Danny No ONE is any disciple of anyone. Jesus IS God and you are his creation. Go on your knees and praise and glorify HIM …dont blaspheme him.

  5. compassioninpolitics / Nov 20 2007 12:48 am

    Thanks to everybody for stopping by and commennt… I think Danny was joking a bit.

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