Velvet Elvis - a doorway to the New Age - Rob Bell

by Lighthouse Trails Research Project

Is Velvet Elvis, the popular book by emerging pastor, Rob Bell, being recommended by your teen's Christian school? In Rabun-Gap, Georgia at the Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School, the answer to that is yes. A Book List for 9th through 12th graders includes Bell's Velvet Elvis. Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School is a Presbyteran-based private school.

At Bellevue Christian School in Clyde Hill, Washington superintendent, Ron Taylor, says this of Bell's book: "Velvet Elvis is a great book that will stimulate much conversation among your friends and family. It certainly has in my household."1
Greater Atlanta Christian School (also in Georgia) has Velvet Elvis on a Bible Department Summer Reading List. The list is not optional. A notice states: "Please note that all books are required for all students.2

The list of Christian schools, which are requiring students to read Velvet Elvis, could go on and on. And some may ask, "What's so bad about that? It seems like a harmless book." But is it?

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