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How to Be Here Audiobook

How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living

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Publisher's Summary

The popular pastor and New York Times best-selling author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God shows us how to pursue and realize our dreams, live in the moment, and joyfully do the things that make us come alive.

Each of us was created for something great - we just need to figure out what it is and find the courage to do it. Whether it's writing the next great American novel, starting a business, or joining a band, Rob Bell wants to help us make those dreams become reality. Our path is ours and ours alone to pursue, he reminds us, and in doing so we derive great joy because we are living our passions.

How to Be Here lays out concrete steps we can use to define and follow our dreams, interweaving engaging stories, lessons from biblical figures, insights gleaned from Rob's personal experience, and practical advice. Rob gives you the support and insight you need to silence your critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender to the outcome.

Like Stephen Pressfield's classic The War of Art, How to Be Here will inspire listeners to seek the lives they were created to lead.

©2014 WORB, Inc. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Britt Hennings 06-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book but not a stand alone."

    This book feels more like it was written for Rob Bell fans. It doesn't mean it's not a good book, but it feels like it rides on the reputation of his previous work. It is an inspiring work but needed to be fleshed out a bit more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-30-16 Member Since 2017

    Searching the gateways to the meanings of life.

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    "This is classic"

    We are all trying to live life. We believe that so many people have it all figured out. How to be here makes us all human again. Backing up taking the time to stop and think about being here is a process. Rob Bell helps us through his experiences on how to be present.
    If you really want to have success in life and you are at a crossroads of where you are take the time to listen to this book and learn to be here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    dittlerachel Lancaster, PA 03-10-16
    dittlerachel Lancaster, PA 03-10-16
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    "Can't Wait to Go Through This Again! Love it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Be Here to be better than the print version?

    How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living - by Rob Bell.
    This book is incredible! I finished it in 2 days which has to be a record for me. I even rewound it to re-listen to some pieces because it was so good. I will definitely be going through this one again. It's all things I love: Christ, contemplative, creativity, mindfulness, and living the best life you can. LOVE! Rob is also super fun to listen to. Animated and good spirited.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. "find your one" all you need to know is where you start from. Making a life worth living. "Stop thinking about shit that ain't happening". Everything!


    What does Rob Bell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His laughs! And his fun inflections when he starts each section. His candor in how he delivers the meaningful, the fun, the interesting, the stories.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Find your one. What's your one? We all start from one. We cannot do anything about step 15, 16 or 17 until we first do one. Focus on that.


    Any additional comments?

    Love it!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel J. Isadore 03-22-17
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    "insightful and practical"

    Just some good, down to earth, doable ways to be here, now. Anyone who takes what Rob says seriously enough to act on it will be the better for it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Dienst Hendersonville, NC United States 09-06-17
    Brad Dienst Hendersonville, NC United States 09-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Akin To Alan Watts and Ram Sass at Essence"

    From Garden of Eden and Omnipresence of Awake Oceanic Existence (Watts) to "exploding burrito" AllatonceConsciousness... Insight~affording and Feel Very Good 👍 !!!!

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    "Exactly what I've been looking for"

    I come from a similar background as Rob, I live in his home city. My world view and life experiences have opened my mind so much that it's been hard to stay grounded. Asking myself what's the purpose in all of "this." The stories Rob shares are relatable and moving. I wish he lived in Michigan again so I could go out for a cup of coffee with him. This book has been exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you Rob for his new inspiration.

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    C. Defnall 07-21-17
    C. Defnall 07-21-17 Member Since 2016

    book junkie

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    "Amazing! Inspirational!"

    This book is filled to the brim with quotable nuggets to take with you and encourage and inspire you to be here. To search for, to be, and to do what God put you on Earth to find, be, and do. Rob Bell did a great job on the chapter readings; he drew you in and engaged you. That is until he got to the beginning of the next chapter. All his chapters begin with an inspirational quote which I liked, but when would say "Okay and now we are at chapter __ and the quote for this chapter is ....". The way he did it took you out of the reference and moment of inspiration you (or at least I) felt at the end of the previous chapter.

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    E. Claussen Wisconsin 07-18-17
    E. Claussen Wisconsin 07-18-17 Member Since 2016

    Total Nerd

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    "So good!"

    All of Rob Bell's books are incredible, but this one may be my favorite. I've listened to it twice so far! spoken in a tone like he's a true friend, Rob so seemlessly paints a beautiful picture of how to be here and why you need to be here. A lovely listen [or read] for anyone that's currently living on Planet Earth.

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    Jorge 07-06-17
    Jorge 07-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "interesting audiobook but I was expecting more."

    good point and principles but I was expecting more depth in the concept of "being here". on a different note I really enjoyed the fact that it was not one of those "only for Christian" book but he presents the material in a way anyone could understand using many principles from the Bible.

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    Kaz Risk 05-27-17
    Kaz Risk 05-27-17
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    "Sabbath"

    The most memorable lesson was on Sabbath. Rob explains it better, but take a day to rest. Learn to be here by mimicking the rest of our Creator.

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