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Love Wins : At the Heart of Life's Big Questions - Rob Bell

Love Wins

At the Heart of Life's Big Questions

By: Rob Bell

Hardcover

Published: 17th March 2011
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Bestselling author Rob Bell returns with a provocative new book which gets to the heart of questions about life and death. His perspective, encapsulated by his famous slogan 'love wins,, will surprise and challenge both Christians and atheists, and will inspire people of all faiths and none. Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God's love and God's judgement: Has God created billions of people over thousands of years only to select a few to go to heaven and everyone else to suffer forever in hell? Is this acceptable to God? How is this "good news"? Troubling questions-so troubling that many have lost their faith because of them. Others only whisper the questions to themselves, fearing or being taught that they might lose their faith and their church if they ask them out loud. But what if these questions trouble us for good reason? What if the story of heaven and hell we have been taught is not, in fact, what the Bible teaches? What if what Jesus meant by heaven, hell, and salvation are very different from how we have come to understand them? What if it is God who wants us to face these questions? Author, pastor, and innovative teacher Rob Bell presents a deeply biblical vision for rediscovering a richer, grander, truer, and more spiritually satisfying way of understanding heaven, hell, God, Jesus, salvation, and repentance. The result is the discovery that the "good news" is much, much better than we ever imagined. Love wins.

"It isn,t easy to develop a biblical imagination that takes in the comprehensive and eternal work of Christ... Rob Bell goes a long way in helping us acquire just such an imagination without a trace of soft sentimentality and without compromising an inch of evangelical conviction." (Eugene H. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, and author of The Message and The Pastor) "A bold, prophetic and poetic masterpiece. I don,t know any writer who expresses the inexpressible love of God as powerfully and as beautifully as Rob Bell! No one who seriously engages this book will put it down unchanged. A 'must read, book!" (Greg Boyd, senior pastor at Woodland Hills Church and author of The Myth of a Christian Nation) "In Love Wins, Rob Bell tackles the old heaven-and-hell question and offers a courageous alternative answer. Thousands of readers will find freedom and hope and a new way of understanding the biblical story - from beginning to end." (Brian D. McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity and Naked Spirituality)

Preface: Millions of Usp. vii
What About the Flat Tire?p. 1
Here is the New Therep. 21
Hellp. 63
Does God Get What God Wants?p. 95
Dying to Livep. 121
There are Rocks Everywherep. 139
The Good News is Better Than Thatp. 163
The End is Herep. 193
Acknowledgmentsp. 199
Further Readingp. 201
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ISBN: 9780007420735
ISBN-10: 0007420730
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th March 2011
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.35