Everything Is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here

Everything Is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here

I’ve had a sense since I was young
that there’s more going on here, that
the world is not a cold, dead place,
that it’s alive in some compelling and
mysterious way.

This book is about that sense. I’ve tried
to listen to it, and follow it, and trust it.
It’s been devastating at times, intoxicating
at others, heartbreaking and maddening
and euphoric——how do you make sense
of this experience we’re having here on
this ball of rock hurtling through space
at 67,000 miles an hour?

There are big questions: Everything
is made of particles and atoms, and the
universe has been expanding for thirteen
billion years?

And then there are those other questions, about the people and places and
events that have shaped us.

HOWEVER MASSIVE AND
COSMIC IT ALL IS, IT’S ALSO
REALLY, REALLY PERSONAL.
AND SPIRITUAL.
THAT’S THE WORD FOR IT.


That’s the sense I’ve been following
for a while now——this awareness that
there’s something bigger happening in
the depth and complexity and struggle
of life, something that connects us all,
reminding us that it all matters and it’s
all headed somewhere.

Part memoir, part confession, part
extended riff on the endlessly evolving
nature of reality, Everything Is Spiritual
is an invitation to see what you’ve been
a part of this whole time.

Title:Everything Is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here
ISBN:9781250620569
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  • David Steele

    Anyone familiar with Rob Bell knows that he is somewhat of a gadfly among evangelicals. And “gadfly” is a massive understatement. But there is something endearing about Bell. Some point to his ski...

  • Sheadon

    I woke up early on the release date and started reading right away with great expectation because well, it’s Rob Bell and his work is “riveting.” I’ve seen Bell’s “Everything is Spiritual...

  • Aaron Akbar

    Rob has been a little quieter lately. And honestly, I think it's just what all of us need. To take a little time to step back from the striving and remember again how miraculous this world is and how ...

  • Michelle

    I never thought I'd see the day where I DNF a Rob Bell book, but here we are. It's part memoir, part internal ramblings. I get that he's trying to meld it together to send a message, but to me in come...

  • Katie

    This is the best book I've read in months. For ME, Rob Bell either resonates like a bomb or misses me altogether. This was definitely the former. Timely, not only for my own personal life circumstance...

  • Reagan Haas

    This book was a song to my soul that I never want to stop listening to....

  • Leigh Thomas

    Add this to the list of refreshing books for people recovering from religion and finding something better. Rob Bell's signature style of four-word paragraphs is actually a perfect fit for this blend o...

  • JoAnn Bastien

    So good! Thank you for giving us permission to think deeply! I'm so tired of the evangelical rhetoric. I miss the mystics of my Catholic roots who taught me that God is always on the move. You reminde...

  • Peter

    If you've never heard Rob Bell speak, he is a master. Charismatic, artistic, gifted with words and drama. And he comes with an edge, often pushing against his church background and the worst of the Am...

  • Sara Budarz

    I absolutely loved reading Everything Is Spiritual, yet it is a book that is hard to review. I'm not exactly sure why, although I suspect it is because the book is written in typical Rob Bell-style: i...