a friend of mine, Derek, works at Cameron’s in Windsor, Ontario. it’s a Christian bookstore. it’s great. his blog is Covenant of Love. the link is over there. ->->->
they sell Love Wins by Rob Bell at Cameron’s.
visit Derek’s blog to read a few interesting stories about customers either mad or glad to see it on the new arrivals table.
there’s one story i can’t help but tell you here. i hope Derek is cool with it. i’ll take it down if he goes all Napster on me.
here’s a message that was left on the Cameron’s Facebook page:
“Rob Bell is a heretic and this book is heresy. I thought better of Stuart that he would prize truth over profits …I guess there are very few left now with integrity …Zondervans refused to print this because it is heresy ,and they prize truth over profits…Family Christian bookstores, CBD and others refuse to sell this…Stuart what are you doing? You unashamedly promote the poison to the Christian community…Rob Bell is a wolf and you have let him in the sheep pen…shame on you!!!”
Stuart Cameron is the owner of Cameron’s. great guy. no one deserves this kind of attack. the person who left these comments must work for the Conservatives.
Derek makes some great points and observations about these comments on his blog. here’s the link to the very post: http://covenantoflove.net/rant/diatribe-that-makes-me-loooove-conservative-christianity/
what strikes me is the person who left this message appealing to the notion that Zondervan prizes truth over profts. maybe they do. and this is not a shot against Zondervan, they have wonderful authors on their team and they publish excellent books. 99% of the time simply seeing their logo is a sign the book will be good. some of my favourite books were published by Zondervan: The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel, Sex God by Rob Bell, Questions To All Your Answers by Roger E. Olson. Zondervan has also been the home to Brian McLaren and as far as i know is the home for Shane Claiborne and Ravi Zacharias. i could list many more books and authors that i love that have been published by Zondervan.
sadly, however, there is that 1%.
Zondervan has also published books by Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin.
truth over profits?
profits over controversy?