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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.
typical Rob Bell..very thoughtful and provocative and hard to argue with his line of reasoningPublished 2 months ago by dr william m dobson
One of the best books about heaven and hell that I've ever read. Very well done!Published 11 months ago by Barry Murphy
I did not think the book was well written. There were some good analogies illustrating the gospel. But the whole idea that everyone will be saved in God's kingdom is not a Biblical... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dave
Rob Bell it appears you have gone to the dark side... I would have to question if he even did a word study on Hell in the Bible when preparing to write this book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by OWEN C MARCHAND
loved it.......many years I have wondered about the things he writes about and I will refer to the book many timesPublished on June 6 2013 by merle dvorak
I have read this book twice and bought this one for my daughter in law to read. She once asked me "So according to your faith my parents who are the best people I know will... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2013 by Susan Dumaine
I found lots to like in this book and several reasons to treat it with caution.
To my mind, Bell does not argue for universalism, as some of his critics claim. Read more
This book although well written is rubbish. Rob Bell makes some serious accusations about Christ and Christians, heaven and hell, and although he's an eloquent writer, he's... Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2012 by Shara
Not knowing in advance that this was a controversial book in some settings I set out to hopefully be encouraged that indeed 'Love Wins'! Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2012 by Crystal Clear