Sunday, April 03, 2011

Take a Look at This Book: LOVE WINS by Rob Bell

Okay. People* have wanted to know what my thoughts on the "moderately controversial"** new book from Rob Bell called Love Wins are. 

So, in a nutshell, here is my review:

It stinks.

I mean - that plastic overlay? The stock photo above doesn't do it justice. It uncomfortably reminds me of getting a book from my elementary school librarian. And for a book collector like me, it's doubly annoying because the darn thing can get scratched too easily! And the FONT! THE FONT! Don't get me started on the FONT! ALL CAPS! WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME, ROB BELL? And things don't get better once you take the plastic overlay off. That black "Love Wins"-text-by-way-of-bad-paisly-shirt-designs-from-the-70's motif that just sprawls across the front? Ick. And the spine. Quite frankly, Mr. Bell, I expected better from you. 

Farewell, Rob Bell...'s graphic designer.

...what? Oh - you want my review of the content of the book? Sorry; I've not read it completely yet. Since it seemed to be "the thing" on teh Interwebz to sit back and judge this book by its cover, I just thought I'd jump on the bandwagon.

On a more serious note, since Kai was hospitalized last week, and I've been sick for the last four days, I've not really had a chance to sit down and write a blessed thing. So, I just thought I'd have a little fun. 

If you're looking for a GREAT resource by someone who has read the book, check out Rachel Held Evans' website. You won't be sorry.

* = actually, no one has asked
** = that's sarcasm, by the way

1 comment:

Jenah said...

I loved it. It made me laugh. Then again I have weird humor and was not expecting it to be a book "to save me" or any other strange nonsense. It is just thoughts by a man who is a man who reads and thinks and writes and makes me think when I read his writings. Kinda like Sonny's blogs*

*Sonny's blogs are awesome. If you don't agree with me, we can simply agree to disagree.