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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
It is an undeniable fact that the very concept of hell is shrouded in mystery. We know what books and movies tell us hell is like, but were left with so many questions. Is hell simply a place where sinners are sent to suffer for their sins, or is it much, much more than that?
All You Want to Know About Hell breaks down the three most popular views on hell and tells us what the Bible really says about this terrifying and mystifying place. From the traditional view of hell as a place of eternal torment to the early Christian view that hell is a place of suffering intended to purge sin and to bring about repentance, no other book gives such in-depth biblical insight into the truths about hell that are hidden in all the hype.
- Complete coverage of the three most popular views on hell
- Clear explanation of what Scripture really says
- An easy and interesting read for laypeople, pastors, and scholars alike
Joshua5 Stars Out Of 5Honest , thoughtful, inspiringJanuary 17, 2018JoshuaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Would Definitely recommend to new christians, experienced christians, and people in general, especially seminary students, clergy, pastors, ministers...Christian authors who leave thinking up to our conscience are a rarity. Great work without allegiances. God's thoughts are higher than ours...
cbcarter3 Stars Out Of 5not objectiveFebruary 19, 2016cbcarterQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2It's interesting to read all of these glowing accounts of this book. I purchased said author's book on revelation and found it to be everything everyone is saying about this book. If I didn't know better I would think they were reviewing the other book. The author, unfortunately, is anything but objective. He obviously is not comfortable with the "eternal torment" hell, and thus steers the reader away from that if at all possible. Now don't get me wrong. He certainly is entitled to his opinion, and free to give it. One should, however, make that known right up front. Nothing unfair about that request, is there? Especially if you are writing a supposedly objective book about the four different points. In his case, I would rather he have edited the contributions of four different protagonists who presented their case for either of the four perspectives. I'm an old in the tooth Christian, so I was able to pick up on this slant from the beginning, but a new or immature believer might read his book and assume that Mr. Gregg's viewpoint is neccesarily the correct one. But to give weak arguments for the views you don't like and strong one's for the one or one's you prefer, is both disingenuous and dishonest. He certainly is capable of better (as in book on revelation). It was well written, considering the slant, and there was a modest attempt to disprove his own point of view, but I have read far better representations of those three in other sources. So no, I would not recommend this to a friend unless they were already theologically mature or wanted to have their current held position challenged. I would never recommend it to anyone else without at least informing them of the author's intent, which he should have done himself. But if you want to read strong arguments for one view of hell (and no, I won't tell you which one.), and three weaker arguments for the other three, this is the book for you. Disappointed.
Michael5 Stars Out Of 5Hell by Steve GreggJuly 1, 2015MichaelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a great book which I wish every Christian would read!!!
BishopStrangeAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent resource!February 20, 2014BishopStrangeAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Steve Gregg has done an excellent job of presenting the best available information on the 3 views of Hell. He presents both the supporting argument for each view and the counter-argument for each as well. Well thought out, well researched and easy to understand. Whether you are new to debate on the different views of Hell or have already formed an opinion on this subject, this book deserves to be read.
Jon KenneyWarner Robins, GAAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Book Review: All You Want to Know About HellDecember 23, 2013Jon KenneyWarner Robins, GAAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4About the Book
Having read Steve Gregg's book on the four views of Revelation, this book was an easy one to pick up. Steve Gregg is the radio host and teacher on Ã¢â¬ËThe Narrow Path" which is a part of his ministry. Gregg does a great job on his show expanding theology and this book is no different. From the outset Gregg potentially has multiple things going against him. Let's face it, hell, is a hard topic to address. Especially when the entire book is further articulating three traditional views. If you've ever read another book on this topic, I think it's fair to say that the words "page turner" most likely wouldn't have been used to describe it. Also, writing a book on this topic and remaining objective through out is almost impossible, yet Gregg manages to do a good job.
The book was a well balanced look at the three traditional views regarding hell but not before asking some hard questions about why God would create a hell, it's purpose, and what the early church's view was on the subject. After giving a brief overview and defining where we're going with the book, Gregg finally dives into the three traditional views on hell: traditionalism, conditionalism, and restorationism.
Just in case you don't know if you fall into one of these categories, let's break them down in just a sentence or two...
Traditionalism is the view most commonly held that believes hell is a place of everlasting conscious torment.
Conditionalism holds to the belief that all people who are unsaved will be ultimately destroyed and cease to exist, rather than suffer unending torment in hell.
Restorationism insists that hell is not a place of torment for the dead, instead it's a stop for rehabilitation. Eventually everyone makes it to heaven.
All of these sections do a good job of explaining these views in great detail and the appendix actually lists side by side the various views and beliefs for even greater study.
I found this book fascinating and a great resource on such a vast and comprehensive topic. It's rare to find someone like Gregg who is thought provoking and confident while remaining mostly objective in attempt to give each view it's own credibility. I throughly enjoyed this read and hope it'll be introspective for you and your own views on hell regardless where you end up.
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