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What We Talk About When We Talk About God is a book that I am really glad exists
on 2 February 2016
What We Talk About When We Talk About God is a book that I am really glad exists. When I was a pastor I had many conversations around the themes of this book and many of the scenarios that Rob speaks about are ones that I can relate to; my own questions and the questions I have heard hundreds of people speak over the years.
Rob has a real gift to get to the nub of the issues quickly and he uses fun stories, inspiring stories and relevant examples to explore the themes.
Rob has a very definite style, which might irk some, but I find it fun. He clearly loves language and to play with its form on the page. I guess he lives with the moto, why use one word when you can put every derivative of that word on the page spaced only with commas and 'and'?.
He covers a lot of ground in this book and all the themes weave themselves into a satisfying whole. It is a fairly quick read and would be a nice book to explore in a reading group or small group.
It is a book that I wish I could have pointed people too over the years, but I am glad that I can recommend it to people now. If we all read this book, not only would Rob be extremely wealthy, but it might help provide some common ground so that groups that too often misunderstand one another could get on and make progress together - learning from the other, loving the other.