OWN BROADENS ITS ONLINE LEARNING OFFERINGS WITH ALL-NEW E-COURSE TAUGHT BY ROB BELL EXCLUSIVELY ON OPRAH.COM
October 6, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2014
OWN BROADENS ITS ONLINE LEARNING OFFERINGS WITH ALL-NEW
E-COURSE TAUGHT BY ROB BELL EXCLUSIVELY ON OPRAH.COM
Pre-Registration Now Open for Six-Week Course
“Rob Bell: Practical Guide to Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life”
Los Angeles – As part of an ongoing program to expand its online learning platform on Oprah.com, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today an all-new eCourse, taught by renowned pastor and author Rob Bell. Bell was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2011 and a New York Times bestselling author. Bell is currently a featured speaker/tour “trailblazer” on “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” Oprah Winfrey’s eight-city arena tour that is currently traveling through the U.S. The tour has received wide critical acclaim from the media, including The Grio, which called it “Empowering. Enlightening. Magical.” The course, entitled “Rob Bell: Practical Guide to Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life,” is available exclusively on Oprah.com and now open for pre-registration.
Through humor, big ideas and practical everyday activities, this six-week eCourse will take students on a journey to joy and meaning in their everyday lives, teaching them how to shift perspectives, helping them understand themselves as spiritual beings and re-define what is truly important to them. Bell will teach students on how they can experience life as a gift and will guide them to mastery of a new, profound and rewarding life path. Course topics include “Unwrapping the Gift of Your Life,” “Embracing Your Whole Self,” “Uncovering the Story Behind Your Story,” “Overcoming FOMO (Fear of Missing Out),” “It is Better to Give and Receive” and “Becoming a Student of Life.”
The six-week course is offered on demand and will be available starting November 2, 2014, but pre-registration is currently open. Participants will be able to stream all of Bell’s teaching videos and access the online course materials at anytime. The price for the course is $39.99.
Rob Bell’s eCourse joins several other subscription learning offerings on Oprah.com including courses taught by professor and TED speaker Brenè Brown, spiritual life coach and television host Iyanla Vanzant, which launches on October 26, and several meditation experiences featuring Deepak Chopra. Hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world have purchased these courses on Oprah.com over the last two years.
About Rob Bell
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2011, Rob Bell (@realrobbell) is the author of a number of books, including Velvet Elvis, Drops Like Stars and the New York Times bestsellers Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God. He is the founding pastor of Mars Hill, an innovative church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his Nooma short-film series has been viewed by over 30 million people. Rob’s speaking tours have taken him around the world, and in 2013 he launched CraftLab, a leadership event helping executives, writers, artists and activists to develop and create compelling new content. Rob will soon be featured on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on the new series “The Rob Bell Show.”
Oprah.com was re-launched in March 2014 with re-imagined design. The website is home to exclusive content from OWN, O, The Oprah Magazine, as well as #OWNShow, a daily web show that brings together stories, life-tips and various personalities from across Oprah platforms. Additionally, Oprah.com houses OWN and Harpo Studios’ online learning programs including “Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Day Meditation Experience,” which offers daily guided audio meditations online and has garnered over 2.6 million participants in over 200 countries worldwide; as well as eCourses which offer the online community an opportunity to go deeper into the content and topics featured on OWN and Oprah.com. The first eCourse featured author, professor and TED speaker Dr. Brené Brown leading a hands-on course designed to explore the guideposts for wholehearted living as featured in Brown’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” The second eCourse features spiritual life coach and television host Iyanla Vanzant designed to explore the theme of forgiveness.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.
Morgan Di Stefano
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