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this book won't change your view on eternity - it will simply reinforce what you already thought.
on 5 December 2013
Why do I say it won't change your view? Why are you reading this review? This book seems to have been written as a very hasty response to an altogether different book by Rob Bell (Love wins) without actually saying as much. I am disappointed when I hear someones story which implies "I used to think this but now I've found the truth" and then goes on to describe why what they now think is the total summation of everything and there is no other way of reading or understanding life. What is to say that in ten years time the same person implying "I used to think this and this but NOW I've found the truth". It appears to me that that Francis Chan is using his undoubted reputation to present a particular view of eternity and suggest that his interpretation and understanding is the correct one - having found a theologian/academic type who supports his view and will co-write with him. If you think that eternity is clearly mapped out in scripture then you'll love this book - it will reinforce what you already thought. If you think there are lots of questions and details that remain unanswered but you totally trust a loving God to sort it all out - you'll dislike this book intensely - again it will reinforce what you already thought. I think you can guess where I stand. Read it and be inspired or read it and weep.