Erasing Hell Paperback
What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We Made Up
by Francis Chan;
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Well for Francis and his co-author Preston Sprinkle, Erasing Hell is a book about what God says, a book about people who God loves and all about the character of God. The books aim is to immerse you in the truth of scripture as you journey with the authors to find not only the truth, but also the courage to live that truth out in everyday life.
Chan and Sprinkle like so many other people ask the questions, How could a loving god send people to hell? And will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven? They like so many acknowledge that sometimes we just don’t want to believe that a hell exists – but in Erasing Hell, they address the deepest questions you have about our eternal destiny because, as they write, “We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue.”
About Francis Chan
Chan started Cornerstone Community Church in 1994, since then the Church has established eight additional church plants with Francis as senior pastor until 2010. He also started and taught (until 2010) at Eternity Bible College. Chan's previous books Crazy Love and Forgotten God have both been bestsellers around the world.
Erasing Hell by Francis Chan was published by David C Cook in July 2011 and is our 10027th best seller. The ISBN for Erasing Hell is 9780781407250.
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Erasing HellSarah Broady, via The Good Book Stall
Recent publications have seen many a debate surrounding the doctrine of Hell, particularly in response to Rob Bell’s latest book, Love Wins. Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle’s approach is not to directly attack Bell’s theology – although parts of his book are quoted in places – but instead to draw people’s attention away from the dangers of human reasoning and back to the basics of the Bible.
The opening line of Erasing Hell sets the tone for the whole book as it soberly states: ‘If you are excited to read this book, you have issues’. Right from the outset, Chan and Sprinkle aim to convict the reader of the seriousness of the topic. The doctrine of Hell is not an interesting theology to be avidly debated within academic circles, they say. Instead, it is a real, and terrifying, destination for a large number of people; we should approach it reverently and sombrely, with only God’s Word as our guide.
Chan’s clear writing style and Sprinkle’s research make for a compelling combination. Together, they consider what the First-Century Jews would have understood about Hell, what Jesus taught about it specifically, the numerous warnings in the Bible of an eternal punishment for sin, and how Universalist teaching has distorted biblical truth today.
They are very careful to ensure that God’s Word and His glory are given centre stage throughout the book. They admit that if they were God, they would do things differently. The doctrine of Hell – along with so many other doctrines of the Bible – is a difficult one to swallow. Admitting that they find it tough, however, isn’t a reflection on their faith or on their view of God. Chan emphasises Isaiah 55:8 which states that God’s thoughts and ways are beyond our understanding, and because of this he knows that God’s sense of justice is also far superior to ours. The greatest challenge of this book is to ‘let God be God’ (p.17). Chan encourages us that while we might not understand, or even like the picture that God’s paints for unbelievers, we can be confident that He is completely sovereign, completely good and completely just. The message is difficult, but the reality of Hell should only spur us on further, urgently, to preach the good news to all.
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Details for Erasing Hell
|Page last updated||11th December 2014|
|Author / Artist||Francis Chan|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||David C Cook (July 2011)|
|Number of Pages||197|