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Erasing Hell Audiobook

Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We Made Up

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.
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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

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    Patrick 08-12-12
    Patrick 08-12-12 Member Since 2016

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    "A intellectual and spiritual doctrine of hell"
    What did you love best about Erasing Hell?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Erasing Hell to and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mindie Jonesborough, TN, United States 08-09-12
    Mindie Jonesborough, TN, United States 08-09-12
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    "If you are not convicted......"
    What made the experience of listening to Erasing Hell the most enjoyable?

    All the passages that gave the truth about what the Bible says about hell.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jesus & God


    What does Preston Sprinkle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    At first i was worried, but then he seemed to get more comfortable. Seemed convicted.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Believe it or not


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fantastic book that I would highly recommend to anyone. If you call yourself a christian this is definitely a punch in your gut. If it doesn't affect you then I would suggest hitting your knees soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    reeonski Lacombe, AB, Canada 07-24-12
    reeonski Lacombe, AB, Canada 07-24-12 Member Since 2009

    Audiobooks while I drive, nothing better.

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    "H E doublehockeysticks"

    I enjoyed the scholarly approach that was taken with this book and yet it was down to earth enough for the average folk to enjoy (me). Lots of stuff for thought here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Johnny courtenay, BC, Canada 06-03-12
    Johnny courtenay, BC, Canada 06-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "This is a very important book!"
    Would you listen to Erasing Hell again? Why?

    Yes, It gave an honest, complete analysis of what the Bible says about the subject of hell, not from a horror story, entertainment value perspective but one that came from a need to uncover the truth of the reality of Hell, and the dire need for christian acknowledgement of it's existence and how that should continue to grow our hearts for people who haven't confessed with their mouths, "Jesus is Lord," and believed in their heart that God raised him from the dead.

    Francis Chan gives a full, fair, biblical account, with the desire to see people saved from hell through the Love and Life of Christ rather than the fear of hell. While lighting a fire under the butts of the christian reader!

    Thank you for this work!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honesty
    Adherance to Scripture
    The caring motive


    Have you listened to any of Preston Sprinkle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    wow


    Any additional comments?

    get it! listen to it! read the bible! think about it! respond to it!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tonya Schuster 04-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Christians read your King James Bible!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Erasing Hell to be better than the print version?

    I do! I love Audible..Listen to this book while your in the car, on an airplane you wont be disappointed..


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Erasing Hell?

    Teh quoting of Scriptures and proving what the Bible truly says about heaven and Hell!


    What about Preston Sprinkle’s performance did you like?

    Loved it!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    The quoting of Scriptures and what the Bible truly says about heaven and hell! Hell is the best kept secret kind of like its father, Satan. by saying it they dont exhist, many are truly decieved! WAKE UP CHRISTIANS this book is a wake up call for many who are calling themselves Christians..to God be the Glory amen!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ayoka Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-18-11
    Ayoka Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-18-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't Not be Bored by the Reader - Too Bad"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The contents of the book could be interesting if someone with more pep was reading it. I tried several times to listen, but gave up before listening to an hour. And probably didn't listen to much of what I did hear because I couldn't dedicate myself to the dull voice.


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Graham, WA, United States 10-11-12
    Dave Graham, WA, United States 10-11-12
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    "Ignores main arguments of Evangelical Universalism"

    Unfortunately, the arguments used were neither convincing nor argued well. They ignore the main arguments of the Evangelical Universalist movement while using Straw Man arguments which really don't apply. Certainly they honestly seem to believe what they say, but they do little to convince a reader that's well versed in scripture and logic of their position. Those who simply want to feel better about their position will enjoy this book as it gives some plausibility to the idea of an eternal hell, but they raise more questions that they answer for the serious investigator.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Plano, TX, United States 08-28-11
    Jon Plano, TX, United States 08-28-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    The logic and exegesis in this book are very inconsistent. Two Views of Hell put out by InterVarsity Press is much better (Although it is not on audiobook).

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    DepoVision 03-04-13
    DepoVision 03-04-13
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    Would you try another book from Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle and/or Preston Sprinkle?

    Yes, but I enjoy listening to Francis Chan better than Sprinkle.


    What was most disappointing about Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle ’s story?

    Not as much story/personal experiences that I could identify with. I was expecting another Crazy Love.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Apoiuwerhpga 09-23-12
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    "Disappointing - sermon rather than scholarly"

    Too much anecdotal content of a personal nature that makes the narrative twice as long as it needs to be. The author's subjective, personal feelings are also irrelevant to the topic. For example, I couldn't care less about how the author grieved, when his grandmother died; and yet, he discusses it at length.

    Too much emphasis on the Christian bible without reference to non-Christian sources. Would prefer a more scholarly discussion of Hell from the perspective of how the subject might be taught by a college professor. This author, instead, sounds too much like a preacher in a pulpit, relying solely upon the Christian bible as his authority.

    If a Christian sermon is what you want, then you will love it. But if a scholarly discussion is what you expected, then you will want a refund.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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