Rob Bell Wants You to Be Happy: Pastor and Author’s New E-Course on Joy Launches on Oprah Winfrey’s Website

Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend (www.mochadad.com)
Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend (www.mochadad.com)

Rob Bell’s new on-demand e-course on joy launches on the Oprah Winfrey website on November 2.

The course is intended as a practical guide to finding joy and meaning in every day life and is spread over six lessons.

The pastor and author said he was “thrilled” to be launching the e-course and working with people on some of the “big ideas” that provide the context for our lives.

He wants people to shift their perspectives and see themselves not so much as having a spiritual life, as being a spiritual life and recognise that the life they already have is miraculous.

“I want to give you a way of understanding your life, specifically your spiritual life,” he said.

There will be a series of teaching videos and exercises to help people “see the more that is going on around you all the time”.

“This is about what it means to be human, what it means to live in the real world and what it means to find joy and meaning in everyday life,” he said.

All the materials and lessons are available on demand so that participants can take part at their own pace.

In 2011, Bell was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people but he’s as influential as he is divisive and his book Love Wins has proved too much for some Christians to stay on board with his perspective.

He told the magazine at the time: “In the book, I write about how some have believed that all will be reconciled, and while I long for that as I think everybody should long for it, I don’t take a position of certainty because, of course, I don’t know how it all turns out.”

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SOURCE: Christian Today
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