IGB Summer Book Club: Handling Your Fire by Rob Bell

August 21, 2022
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm


August 21


05:00 pm - 06:30 pm


Via Zoom

On Sunday, 21st August we’ll be hosting our 2nd Zoom book club of the summer. David will be leading our discussion of Rob Bell’s audio book Handling Your Fire: Passion Burnout Routines & Resilience.

This Zoom is open to all people of good will, whether or not you usually attend IGB. Register in advance for your Zoom link here:

This will be an interactive live Zoom discussion, which will include plenty of time for questions, stories and conversations – we won’t be livestreaming our Zoom directly, but we will record it and post it at a later point. (giving everyone the opportunity to be edited out of the recording should they choose).

The book is available as an audiobook only from Rob Bell’s website

Feel free to come along and take part EVEN if you haven’t finished the book. If you need help getting a copy of the book email

Rob Bell writes:

How do you do what you do-what you love-and give yourself to it with passion and energy and integrity in a way that doesn’t leave you cooked and depleted but calm, centered and up for what’s next?

How does a person handle their fire?

I’ve noticed-over the past few years especially-how many people want to talk about these exact questions.

That’s what this audiobook is: me telling you for 6 hours what I’ve learned about these four words: Passion. Burnout. Routines. Resilience.

Which of course includes a bit about the difference between THE THREAD and THE SET UP, the subtle power of walking the dog, naming what has been set before you, lettuce, Volvo station wagons, THE WIRE, and what it was like when Kristen asked DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ELSE?

About the Author:

Rob Bell is the New York Times Bestselling author of 11 books including Drops Like Stars, Love Wins and Everything is Spiritual. His podcast is called The RobCast and was named by iTunes Best of 2015. He’s toured with Oprah, been profiled in the New Yorker, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

About Inclusive Gathering Birmingham:

Inclusive Gathering Birmingham is a diverse church gathered together by a common dream: to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus. We believe that the way of Jesus leads us to the wild, radical idea that true spiritual community can be formed based on who is INCLUDED, not by who is EXCLUDED. We are a learning community, constantly growing and changing to live out this vision in new and expanding ways.
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