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How To Be Here

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    Rob Bell(Author)

How can I slow down and enjoy life more? Discover the greatness you were born for, successfully pursue your dreams, find your path, and live a confident, fulfilled life.

Rob Bell believes that each of us has a path, a calling―whether it’s writing a novel, starting a business, joining a band, or simply becoming a volunteer. But many people are afraid to start on that path. Who are we to do that? Bell counters, Why not you? We need to learn to turn off the internal and external critics and leap. The universe is alive to help us. And we can only discover passion and joy after we take off.

Interweaving engaging stories; lessons from Biblical figures; science, art, and business; honest personal experience; and practical advice, he offers invaluable insight on how to silence our critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender the outcome. Combining the practical inspiration of Stephen Pressfield’s ‘The War of Art’ and the warm instructional insight of Annie Lamott’s ‘Bird By Bird’, ‘How To Be Here’ encourages us to leave boring behind and embrace the fulfilling lives we are meant to have.

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Rob Bell(Author)
  • William Collins (9 Mar. 2017)
  • English
  • 6
  • Mind, Body & Spirit
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  • By jonny on 14 August 2016

    Superb book, great author that could change your life!

  • By Dionne T. on 24 August 2016

    Thank you Rob for helping me to re-assess my life, live in the HERE and enjoy the life God has blessed me with.

  • By Sue on 10 May 2017

    The subtitle is, ‘a guide to creating a life worth living’. The theme is of finding why we are here, and getting on with doing whatever it is. The paragraphs are short, the writing is simplistic in style. Yet the concepts are much deeper than is immediately obvious.It’s divided into seven chapters; each of those has short sections, just two or three pages long. There are anecdotes from Rob Bell’s own life, including times when he got things wrong.The book looks at creativity in a wide sweep of activities, from bringing up children to sweeping floors. It looks at our expectations, and our anxieties at producing something new. It talks of needing something to inspire us to get out of bed each morning. It makes the point that every one of us has a life and series of circumstances that has never before been experienced.The worldview is Christian, as are many of the references (Bell is, after all, a pastor) but the principles could apply to people of any faith, or none. He refers to Scripture in a low-key way, but explanations are left to the notes at the back.Recommended to anyone. I'd give four and a half stars if I could.

  • By ickledookie on 19 July 2017

    When it comes to Rob Bell I don't think he has ever written a bad book! He manages to put things into words that I struggle to do. I find his work very inspiring and it speaks to a deep place.

  • By Tristan Sherwin on 30 May 2016

    So let me be really honest before we start.I am no fan of self-help books. As I've written elsewhere, they can have a tendency to tap into fear more than hope; feeding our anxiety about being a nobody. They're usually full of cheap clichés and impotent anecdotes and twelve steps that lead nowhere. And often, they result in leaving people more exhausted, burdened and disillusioned as they try and exhibit the book's mantras.Take for example those relationship books that promise a better, more enriching relationship. So people buy them, and end up missing and sabotaging the uniqueness and beauty of what they already have through grasping for the faux assembly-line product that someone else tells them that they should have.As I said, I'm no fan of self-help. It'd be better called self-destruct. And it irritates me that it sells as well as it does. So I avoid it -- with an extremely wide radius.But along comes Rob, with his clear and well-honed communication skills and does, what I feel, is very subversive to the whole genre!This isn’t really a “self-help” book -- though it appears to be one. This isn’t a book that seeks to encourage us to let go of now in order to grab at more transcendental expectations and experiences. Rob’s few words here evoke the immanency of life, seeking to ground us more in the here and now; helping us to see the wonder that this present moment holds.*How To Be Here* does exactly what it says on the cover, without leaving the reader with a large headache, an unrealistic to-do list or a side order of depression. And as someone who is prone to the latter, it's nice to read a book that didn't nuance that.This didn't leave me feeling terrible about my place or progress in life, but actually more thankful, grateful and hopeful about it.I got a lot from this. If I'm honest, I'm wrestling with a huge sense of displacement at the moment -- thinking that life will happen if I locate myself elsewhere but here -- so I needed this. It resonated in some deep levels as I read through the chapters. It's helped me to reconnect with the present and to explore and rejoice in what I find here.*How To Be Here* is a book that actually helps.Another excellent, well written, and never long, book from Rob!-- Tristan Sherwin is the author of *Love: Expressed*

  • By djsrollo on 8 August 2016

    I have read all of Rob's books and thoroughly enjoyed everyone, absorbing the content. However, this one is disappointing.Don't expect any theological ideas or points worthy of debate.This book feels like a confused mess of ideas which have been stumbled upon with a strong direction towards the secular.

  • By James Prescott on 10 March 2016

    Rob has written yet another game-changer here. If you looking to find purpose, meaning and joy in this moment, right here, right now, and to be free to be you - this is the book to read. Brilliant work.

  • By Zoe on 25 May 2017

    Expected better from Rob Bell nothing new that i hadnt already read in the power of now. He needs to be careful of writing books for the sake of writing books. Shame as his earlier books were really good.

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