This has been a big topic on my mind and amidst my conversation for the last two days, so I figured I'd go ahead and write something about it. Rob Bell is coming out with a new book called "Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived." It doesn't come out until the end of March, but Bell and the publisher (HarperOne) have made a promo and written a blurb about it. Here is the promo video and then the blurb from the publisher.
"Fans flock to his Facebook page, his NOOMA videos have been viewed by millions, and his Sunday sermons are attended by 10,000 parishioners—with a downloadable podcast reaching 50,000 more. An electrifying, unconventional pastor whom Time magazine calls “a singular rock star in the church world,” Rob Bell is the most vibrant, central religious leader of the millennial generation. Now, in Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—the afterlife—arguing that a loving God would never sentence human souls to eternal suffering. With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial, and his message is decidedly optimistic—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins." (from Amazon.com)
I'm not going to make a lot of comments about this. I plan on reading the book at some point. Hopefully soon after it comes out so I can open up some discussion on it. But this is just to let people know what is going on out there.
Here are two blog posts that I read yesterday from two men whom I very much respect:
I love you guys
Soli Deo gloria