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by Rob Bell

Download Drops Like Stars: A Few Thoughts on Creativity and Suffering eBook
ISBN:
0310275032
Author:
Rob Bell
Category:
Christian Living
Language:
English
Publisher:
Zondervan; 1 edition (July 28, 2009)
Pages:
160 pages
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1876 kb
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1460 kb
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1296 kb
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Rating:
4.6
Votes:
199


It doesn't answer all the questions or give formulaic instructions for "recovery. I believe everyone is creative, but creativity manifests differently in everyone.

In this book, Rob Bell addresses the age old question of "theodicy" - how can a good God exist when there's suffering. It doesn't answer all the questions or give formulaic instructions for "recovery.

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We assume things are going to go a certain way. And when they don’t, we find ourselves in a new place - a place we haven’t been before; a place we never would have imagined on our own. It is the difficult and the unexpected, and maybe even the tragic, that opens us up and frees us to see things in new ways

Others with far more wisdom and experience than me have tackled the why questions of suffering. Here, in these pages, I’m interested in another question.

A Few Thoughts on Creativity and Suffering. Others with far more wisdom and experience than me have tackled the why questions of suffering. Not Why this? but What now? This is a standard question on undergrad applications

The title of the project comes from a young child's view of raindrops on a window at night. Rather than focusing on the conundrum of why an all-powerful God would allow suffering, Bell instead looks at the creativity, empathy, new connections, and growth that can spring from suffering. When asked in an interview how he had become interested in suffering, Bell replied that as a pastor he had.

Others with far more wisdom and experience than me have tackled the why questions of suffering. And then there are those, like this applicant, who come from a totally different place. They ask another kind of question: There’s a box?

Others with far more wisdom and experience than me have tackled the why questions of suffering. They ask another kind of question: There’s a box?

Fans of the thought-provoking works of Donald Miller, .

We plot. We plan. We assume things are going to go a certain way. And when they don't, we find ourselves in a new place---a place we haven't been before, a place we never would have imagined on our own. It is the difficult and the unexpected, and maybe even the tragic, that opens us up and frees us to see things in new ways. Many of the most significant moments in our lives come not because it all went right but because it all fell apart. Suffering does that. It hurts, but it also creates. This book is an exploration of the complex relationship between suffering and creativity, driven by the belief that there is art in the agony.
  • Otiel
A fascinating and unique book that is hard to describe. It's a book that has more art and pictures than it does words, and if you're not familiar with or appreciative of the postmodern artistic spirit, it may not make much sense. In this book, Rob Bell addresses the age old question of "theodicy" - how can a good God exist when there's suffering. Or, at least, what is the meaning or redemptive quality of suffering? What makes this book outstanding is that he addresses the issue not with the abstract, removed, philosophical approach of so many authors throughout history, but uses analogy and imagery to help the reader completely rethink the suffering we go through while never minimizing the pain it produces.

What do bar soap sculptures have to do with the pain in our lives? Pick up this book and read to find out! It will definitely be worth your time, considering that it can be read in 30 minutes flat.
  • generation of new
Rob is so vibrant. I went to his church in Grand Rapids. The book reads the same way he speaks--casual, devout, humorous and intelligent. there is a lot spiritual input. a lot of the time , I read his stuff and think "Dah, that is such wonderful and easy way to understand it. Why was it so hard to understand in the first place?"
  • Auau
This was an extremely quick read that left me wanting more. Although it was a small book, it made a huge impact on me. I read this at a time when in my own life I was dealing with the "Why this?" instead of the "What now?" Rob Bell's writing style makes the reader feel as though he or she is having a personal conversation with Mr. Bell. Beautifully written, it provides a deep, compelling message about suffering and how it is a common bond we all share. For anyone going through a tough time, this book offers encouragement, and isn't that something we all need?
  • MisterMax
This is a beautiful and helpful book, written in an unconventional way. It was originally going to be a coffee table book, and it has some of the art design for that. The stories and insights about grief and creativity resonated with me (and I'm a hospice chaplain). Read it.
  • Defolosk
Excellent book. Rob Bell has outdone himself again. This book was used on a Lenten retreat at my church and it was outstanding . I went and bought the book afterwards. Makes a great gift.
  • Makaitist
Beautiful book to leave out to share with others. We are ALL in the process of grieving unmet expectations of some sort. This book helps us know we are not alone.
  • Lestony
Rob Bell's exploration on the relationship between suffering and creativity with Drops Like Stars is rich, challenging and captures the essence of the creative life. It doesn't answer all the questions or give formulaic instructions for "recovery." Instead, it presents the most basic of concepts with a depth available for exploration.
I believe everyone is creative, but creativity manifests differently in everyone. So, those who don't understand poetry or are not able to explore and interpret art without reading commentary will not enjoy this book. They are the ones who say it can be read in 10 minutes, or that it isn't worth the money because there are so few words on each page. I have read it, am rereading it, and will continue to read it as I explore the relationship of suffering and creativity in my own life.
I bought this for someone that recently lost their brother. We both read it and it didn't bring either of us a lot of peace. Very short book -- but was hoping for a little more depth. Still love Rob Bell -- could hear him talking while reading it which made it much better. :)