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Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins, has generated a national conversation about ultimate issues, such as the nature of hell, heaven, and the ultimate destiny of humankind. Yet, the book has also created unnecessary confusion. God Wins is a response to the provocative questions Love Wins has raised. In God Wins, Mark Galli explores the important questions that are left unasked and the issues left uncharted. Mark shows how Love Wins is not enough—and that there is even better news for our world. Includes a group-discussion guide with relevant Scripture passages.

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Published:
June 16, 2011
Binding:
E-book

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I've been following the controversy over Rob Bell's Love Wins for a while now. I think Mark Galli's God Wins is a better response to Rob Bell's book than Erasing Hell was, mainly because God Wins seeks to offer an alternative image of who God is. Erasing Hell made the effort to attack Love Wins on the historical and Scriptural level, while God Wins recognizes that the attractiveness of Rob Bell's vision is not the flawed exegesis but the vision of a beautiful world, loved irresistibly by a passionate God. People don't necessarily care about universalism because they think Christian history and theology demand it, they care about it because they have a hard time reconciling a loving God with the existence of an eternal place of torment.

I don't really have a problem with the content of this book, just the presentation. Despite the heated subject I found myself bored, not paying attention, and skimming. Love Wins had a more simplistic, easy to read, emotionally driven writing style and this book was just too wordy. I do appreciate that it was more factualy based instead of emotionaly based but the same attribute made the book more difficult to get into. I just think Galli's ideas could have been summarized better.