How could a loving God send people to Hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven? With a humble respect for God’s Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny. They’ve asked the same questions. Like you, sometimes they just don’t want to believe in Hell. But, as they write, “We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue.”
This is not a book about who is saying what. It’s a book about what God says. It’s not a book about impersonal theological issues. It’s a book about people God loves. It’s not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right. It’s a book about the character of God. Erasing Hell will immerse you in the truth of Scripture as, together with the authors, you find not only the truth but the courage to live it out.
©2011 Francis Chan, Preston Sprinkle (P)2011 Oasis Audio
The humility and seriousness these two men addressed such a critical topic of scripture known as Hell, was hands down the most insightful and clear teaching of Hell I have read thus far. They did not compromise the integrity of God's Word for the reader's appeal; yet did so with a delicate and humble touch. This book must be on every Christian's bookshelf who is looking to apply an intellectually and heart-felt understanding of the doctrine of Hell in a world struggling to reconcile its horror with the one Loving and True God.
Excellent! An eye opener. Time to pray for God's guidance. I need to let all I know and love and even those I dont, THE TRUTH!
Does not question the existence of God or the basis on which we understand his nature. God exists and his character is revealed in the Bible. If you accept that this book will challenge you to let God be God.
The tone in which the author writes. It seems more like he's writing a diary or a journal entry rather a research based study on hell. He also had this same writing style in his other books as well. I thought it would have been different since the book was coauthored.
the author could have approached the topic more systematically. Here are the popular beliefs about hell- agree, disagree, here's why. I think he goes off topic in chapter five when he address "things that don't make sense to me but I have to accept it" rhetoric.
The narrator seemed bored or uninterested.
The book would be much shorter. I would cut out all of Chan's opinions and just state teh findings from the research. I also would remove the American church bashing that seems to be a trend.
The ease of understanding what they where discussing.
All of it was memorable. This will be a book I revisit often.
The entire book moved me, and gave me a lot to think about and re-evaluate my Christian life.
What if it's true?
I liked it when Francis Chan gave Biblical evidence for his perspectives.
I just like to move rather then sit.
An excellent treatment of the concept of Hell. As much as many today would like to eliminate the negative side of the Word of God, Francis Chan helps the reader maintain a proper perspective.
Francis Chan does what few authors are capable of doing: responding to a heresy without overcompensating to the opposite extreme. Chan rightly points out the theological vacuum that under girds Rob Bell's intellectual exercise, "Love Wins", but refuses to go the extreme of being a hell celebrator or fire and brimstone preacher. He insists on a genuinely Biblical conclusion that ought to drive us to love our neighbor more completely, rather than seek to scare them into an apparent conversion. He puts firm intellectual bounds on what the reality of hell might be based on scripture (the main thing lacking from Bell's approach) and puts a strong focus on God's incomprehensible mercy without skipping over the inescapable reality of hell.
This is similar to "Love Wins" in what it seeks to cover, but addresses the topic of hell in a way that is more scripturally honest, intellectually rigorous and ultimately spiritually challenging - asking the reader to throw himself into the merciful hands of God rather than trying to mold God's nature to fit a form of mercy we can comprehend.
I liked the entire second half of the book. I was prepared for a purely intellectual rebuttal to Rob Bell, and was reading through with my expected nodding along with points I agreed with wholeheartedly. Then the author took a turn demanding of the reader to self-evaluate how these known truths were impacting daily living. I was genuinely challenged not by verbose wording or intellectual prowess but by the simple word of God in context to evaluate how I was loving my neighbor and what I was doing in response to the reality of heaven and hell.
I was extremely convicted by the second half of the book. I read it wanting an intellectual exercise and affirmation, but I got that and a spiritual challenge to live more lovingly.
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