As most people have probably heard, Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived (HarperCollins, 2011) has made quite the stir. Going off the cover, Bell is back in black (I promise this is the last AC/DC pun) and ready for controversy, even if he says he’s surprised that his book is controversial.
I commend Bell for pointing out God’s love is for everyone and believe such a message is desperately needed; it’s far too easy to hear messages of doom and gloom and to lose out on learning about God’s love. At the same time, I find there are multiple problems with what he says and the reasoning and evidence he uses to say it, thus I feel it is necessary to write a review and a response to Love Wins.
For those that have read the book, please feel free to skip the “Rob Bell Isn’t Completely Wrong” section, as this next section is simply an overview of the book.