Book: Erasing Hell by Francis Chan


Description from Amazon:

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 who 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.

Just finished reading this book on my new Kindle (another new love).  I must say it was a pretty interesting read.  I’ve always found Francis Chan (author of Crazy Love and Forgotten God) to be an excellent writer.  He makes great points and explains them in a way anyone can understand, so I jumped on the opportunity to read another book by him.  This book is quite obviously a response to Rob Bell‘s “Love Wins” which makes it a unique work by Chan.

It’s definitely informative and a must-read for those who are or have read “Love Wins.”  I haven’t read it yet, but plan to merely out of curiosity.

‘Erasing Hell’ basically is a journey through how American Christians tend to try to avoid talking about the real possibility that many people we know will end up in hell.  It discusses the response we should consider having to hell as well as the history behind other people groups’ views on hell.  I would recommend it to anyone.  Just keep in mind it is not necessarily Chan’s typical writing style; it’s obviously a response.

Here’s an informational video from the publisher: 

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4 comments on “Book: Erasing Hell by Francis Chan

  1. Ron Krumpos says:

    In 2011 world population reached 7 billion (vs. 3 billion in 1960). There are now approximately 2.2 billion Christians. Chan and Sprinkle seem to be saying that 4.8 billion people may be facing eternal hell.

    Concepts of afterlife vary between religions and among divisions of each faith. Not all Christians agree on what happens after this life, nor do all Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or other believers. Rebirth, resurrection, purgatory, universalism, and oblivion are other possibilities…none of which can be proven.

    Mystics of all faiths have more in common than the followers of their orthodox religions. True mystics realize that eternal life is here and now; it does not begin after mortal death. The age of Earth is said to be 4.5 billion years, of the Universe 13.7 billion, yet few humans live to be 100. This lifetime is a fleeting moment.

    Scriptures are subject to interpretation; people often choose what is most beneficial for them.

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