A common question (among others) that faces many people at some point is, “Is hell a real place?” and if it is a real place “Why would a loving God send people there?” For some people this is a passing thought. For others, the idea of hell strikes fear into them, fear of punishment, suffering, and uncertainty.
This post is about two books that have come on to the market recently, “Love Wins” written by Rob Bell and “Erasing Hell” written by Francis Chan.
The authors, Francis Chan and Rob Bell both love Jesus and want people to meet him. I’m sure that isn’t the only thing they have in common. What they don’t have in common however, is how they read and interpret the Bible. This is most evident in the two most recent books they have written discussing the question of a loving God and hell (I’m sure it is deeper than this but that is the core message that comes through in both books). I thought that I would dedicate a page to the books but was sent to a link that had it already done…and done well. View the article here.
For a more in depth review of , “Love Wins” follow this link.
For a more in depth review of , “Erasing Hell” follow this link.
Love Wins: 9 Erasing Hell: 4
Love Wins: 2 Erasing Hell: 9
Combine Love wins’ questions and big view of God with Erasing Hell’s theology and use of what the Bible actually says and you would have a powerful book! Any word smiths out there up to the challenge of a rewrite?