• The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God

    Rob Bell
  • Our tendency in the midst of suffering is to turn on God. To get angry and bitter and shake our fist at the sky and say, "God, you don't know what it's like! You don't understand! You have no idea what I'm going through. You don't have a clue how much this hurts." The cross is God's way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments.The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, "Me too

    Rob Bell
  • Love is giving up control. It’s surrendering the desire to control the other person. The two—love and controlling power over the other person—are mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship

    Rob Bell
  • Freedom is not having everything we crave, it's being able to go without the things we crave and being OK with it

    Rob Bell
  • Love demands freedom. It always has, and it always will. We are free to resist, reject, and rebel against God's ways for us. We can have all the hell we want

    Rob Bell
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