Friday, May 25, 2007

Velvet Elvis and


I realize I'm a latecomer in reading Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell. I heard about the book when it first came out, and was reminded of it by a friend in the fancy orthodontist office. I tend to wait for the dust to settle a while on a trendy books like this one before I buy. Can you believe I still have not read Purpose Driven Life and probably will not? Ultimately, Rob's quirky writing style in Velvet insulted my vast intelligence. It took me a long time to finish, because I had to be in a certain charitable mood in order to be willing to pick it up and continue reading. He wrote some things I truly don't believe or like, and he also penned some illuminating and amazing ideas I'd never before explored. The interesting stuff created a little trail of sweet breadcrumbs to the end for me. I give the book my recommendation with a disclaimer for the things with which I disagreed, specifically the anti-creationist perspective and the possibility of denying the Virgin Birth. Just so you know, I didn't write any notes in the back of the book in the empty pages like I was supposed to.

It hurts my teeth and gives me a headache just now to think about sinking back into his choppy sentences by picking up his latest Sex God. I know it might be arrogant of me to say so, but I really think I have a great grasp on the topics contained in that particular book- I've been blissfully researching with my husband for almost nineteen years now.

I also just finished Running with Scissors. I do NOT recommend it, and I certainly don't want to see the movie as the book was incredibly graphic for me. I have a thirteen year old son, the same age of the boy in the book, and I hated every minute of the abuse the boy in the story endured. I learned nothing except more ways for families to mess up children.

6 comments:

Scott Lyons said...

Don't read Sex God. More problems with it than Velvet Elvis.

The choppiness does get to you after awhile.

Don't it?

unquenchableworshipper said...

Yes.. I highly recommend more in depth research with hubby!!

truevyne said...

Scott, I will take your advice.

Buck, I say we do more research tonight after the midnight shift!

John said...

It hurts my teeth and gives me a headache just now to think about sinking back into his choppy sentences by picking up his latest Sex God. I know it might be arrogant of me to say so, but I really think I have a great grasp on the topics contained in that particular book- I've been blissfully researching with my husband for almost nineteen years now.

Heh! That's a good line. Make sure that your hubby sees it.

truevyne said...

Dear John,
My husband did see it- he's unquenchibleworshipper commenting above.

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