In 2011, HarperOne published one of the most controversial Christian books of our time - Rob Bell's Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Faith of Every Person Who Ever Lived. To say the least, this New York Times Bestseller, provoked a great deal of response from the North American Church. After reading just a few reviews and responses to the book, you may find yourself asking: "If everybody hates this book, why was it a bestseller?" or "Why does everyone know that Bell is a universalist, except Bell himself?" or perhaps even "So was this book good or destructive for the Church?"
Well, whether you've read Love Wins or not, you are going to be seeing a two-part series of blogs in response to and reflection on this provocative piece of literature.
Part 1 - "Is Bell a Universalist? An Actual Look at the Book Itself"
Part 2 - "Is Bell Orthodox? A Theological Look at Love Wins"
Stay tuned for a voice on Bell from a Wesleyan perspective.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!