Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, And The Fate Of Every Person
Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God's love and God's judgment: Has God created billions of people over thousands of years only to select a few to go to heaven and everyone else to suffer forever in hell? Is this acceptable to God? How is this "good news?" Troubling... show more
Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God's love and God's judgment: Has God created billions of people over thousands of years only to select a few to go to heaven and everyone else to suffer forever in hell? Is this acceptable to God? How is this "good news?" Troubling questions--so troubling that many have lost their faith because of them. Others only whisper the questions to themselves, fearing or being taught that they might lose their faith and their church if they ask them out loud. But what if these questions trouble us for good reason? What if the story of heaven and hell we have been taught is not, in fact, what the Bible teaches? What if what Jesus meant by "heaven," "hell," and salvation" are very different from how we have come to understand them? What if it is God who wants us to face these questions? Author, pastor, and innovative teacher Rob Bell presents a deeply biblical vision for rediscovering a richer, grander, truer, and more spiritually satisfying way of understanding heaven, hell, God, Jesus, salvation, and repentance. The result is the discovery that the "good news" is much, much better than we ever imagined. Love wins.
Publish date: March 15th 2011
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
As much as I have liked Rob Bell's previous books because he is challenging the acceptance of Church dogma as absolute truth when some of what people accept is theological truth is really just church tradition. In this book I appreciate that he is asking the question that only God can answer. I thin...
I wrote this long review of Love Wins then set the review aside for a weekend. When I came back, I realized I had basically written a giant diary entry. My history with Christianity is complicated, let's leave it at that and move on to the actual book.Obviously, a lot of readers will have a hard tim...
While I'm not sure I agree with everything Rob Bell suggests in this controversial book, I think he makes some very good points when considering the topic, and ones that need to be considered seriously.It is rare that a book is as vilified as this one is, and I think the vilification is unjustified....
How good is your good news? Because this good news is pretty damn good. I read this a year late, after the drama surrounding it died away and found a wonderful portrait of the heart of God, centered in the atoning work of Jesus. Completely refreshing and utterly compelling picture of the world. ...
I'm not sure how to rate this. Did I enjoy it? Not really. Religion played a very dark and painful role in my past, and dredging everything up is never pleasant. Should I rate it based on the quality of the writing? The authors habit of short sentences and paragraphs can get:Very.Irritating.Afte...