Monday, January 6, 2014

Book Review: All You Want to Know About Hell by Steve Gregg

ISBN: 1401678300
Published: November 5th, 2013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Read from December 16th to 23rd, 2013
Synopsis from publisher:
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 we’re 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.
Features include:
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


This book covers the three different views of hell that are most popular among Christians. Each view is presented in two different chapters: one an argument for that view and one that criticizes that view. It is meant to help readers evaluate each view of hell for themselves and make up their mind on which view of hell they believe is right.

I was very intrigued by this book. For some reason the idea of hell is almost more intriguing than the idea of heaven. Maybe it was because we read Dante's Inferno in my humanities class last semester, which already had me thinking about hell, but as soon as I saw this book, I wanted to read it. I thought the book was very interesting, and I enjoyed learning about the different views of hell. I had never really known that there were views other than the traditional view, so I was very intrigued by the other views. The author does a good job at presenting the arguments for and against each view with plenty of biblical evidence. I also think that the author did a good job of hiding which view he thought was right, which helped the book not be biased towards one view. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the three different views of hell.

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