“Farewell, Rob Bell”: A Biblical Response to Love Wins
available on Amazon.com. As much as I appreciate you Christian publishers out there (I’ve written for about five of you), I’ve decided to make my work available through Amazon’s “Create Space” medium.
Here’s a sample from the first page:
“Please do not panic — but you must remain in your seats! We are in control of this aircraft now and no one will get hurt if you do exactly as you are told. This plane is being hijacked!”
Imagine how you would react if you were a passenger on that airplane. How much worse would you feel if you realized you were one of the hijackers? A hijacker puts the lives of others in grave danger, attempting to take control of that which does not belong to him.
According to Rob Bell in Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived (HarperOne, 2011), if you are an Evangelical Christian, you are a theological hijacker of the Jesus story. And all Evangelicals are guilty of replacing that story with one that consigns the majority of the human race to hell. Bell believes that the very idea that billions will suffer eternally isn’t a very good story, minimizes the greatness of God, and is, well, to use his word, toxic. So, Mr. or Mrs. Toxic Evangelical Hijacker, how do you feel?