I’ve done more writing about Rob Bell’s book Velvet Elvis than I care to. It’s really not that impacting of a book! Really. However, there’s so much buzz about it in some circles that it just keeps getting talked about, torn up, revered, and passed on. Cavman has written a series about his impression of the book, and this entry is related to the chapter on truth. It hits pretty much on my conclusions as well.
VE is not for the new or faint-of-heart Christian. It needs to be read with spiritual discernment, and I certainly wouldn’t advise it if you tend to take “Books” as authoritative (aka, “this guy got published, so what he writes must be absolutely true..”). However, it could be a good read just to stimulate your thinking… or to make you shake your head and say, “What’s the point?”