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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,088 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Francis Chan, Preston Sprinkle Narrator: Preston Sprinkle Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781608148844
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How could a loving God send people to hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven?

With a humble respect for God’s word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny. They’ve asked the same questions. Like you, sometimes they just don’t want to believe in hell. But as they write, “We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue.”

This is not a book about who is saying what. It’s a book about what God says. It’s not a book about impersonal theological issues. It’s a book about people who God loves. It’s not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right. It’s a book about the character of God.

Erasing Hell will immerse you in the truth of Scripture as, together with the authors, you find not only the truth but the courage to live it out.

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  • “Sprinkle’s folksy narration is steady and sincere.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shela | 2/9/2014

    " Loved this book...I liked how Francis Chan did not bash Bell but spoke truth about what God says about Hell in His word. He also challenged others to have a relationship with Christ if they have not...that that was the deciding factor between Heaven and Hell for all people. I am very greatful for men and women who speak God's truth biblically...and don't just accept man's word and what we think is best for ourselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 2/1/2014

    " A refreshingly honest view. Chan, as usual, turns to Scripture and the Greek and Hebrew text for every single point. He also refuses to back down from even the truths that he himself does not like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/1/2014

    " Not an easy read, but worthwhile. The best information I've seen for countering Universalist's warped view of Scripture and specifically the false teachings of Rob Bell. Always a Chan fan - I am not disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/22/2014

    " This could have been SUCH A GOOD BOOK if only it got over itself. It started out so promisingly--the voice was easy to read, the historical contexts of the Jewish concepts of hell and the Christian ones later were well stated and interesting, and there is a deep respect for the topic that I think grounds the book in a way that other responses to universalism don't. If Hell is real--even if it isn't--it's best to treat it with care and utmost attention rather than as a purely academic exercise without applicable meaning, Chan and Sprinkle say. I agree with this, even though I'm an academic who spends lots and lots of time on purely academic exercises. The best way they put this is on p. 118: "So often these hell passages become fodder for debate, and people miss the point of the warning. Jesus didn't speak of hell so that we could study, debate, and write books about it. He gave us these passages so that we would live holy lives. Stop slandering one another, and live in peace and brotherly unity. Jesus evidently hates it when we tear into our brothers or sisters with demeaning words, words that fail to honor the people around us as the beautiful image-bearing creatures that they are." WELL SAID. But then it falls apart. The book ends rather abruptly, I thought; there's this buildup of what is said and what isn't said, and then there's a chapter that basically says keep calm and carry on because heaven is awesome, and that's it. What? Then there's the Appendix of Frequently Asked Questions, as if the universalism debate is a navigable website, filled with the things that were left out "to keep this book a reasonable length." If you want to talk about something, put it in the book proper. Don't give me a 10 page appendix of trite answers. And the thing that confused me the most was that after all of this space-saving and economy, there's a full chapter of one of Chan's other books tacked on to the end. Really? Fiction writers who have a next part of the series do that. Nonfiction theology writers should not. If I'm that interested in your writing, I'll look at the four other pages you have referencing your works. I picked up this book for this topic, and now you've taken all this extra space to talk about something else--namely, yourself, no matter how you cloak it. Also, while I'm grateful that this has notes, they're end chapter notes, which are the worst of the three available options (footnotes and end notes after all main text being the others). So boo on that. All in all, I was pretty disappointed with this. There are some great things said here about the authority of God and the understanding of Scripture, but it gets swallowed by the commercialism of the authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri-lee | 1/22/2014

    " A challenging book. Thoughtfully and humbly done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark-robyn | 1/18/2014

    " Compared to Bell's writings about the subject of Hell - far superior and Biblically well thought out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart Sparks | 1/15/2014

    " Again, this is Francis Chan we're talking about here so .... Read it ! It wasn't my favorite book ever. But it was also inspirational and helped solidify what I believed due to The Bible. I still recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 12/17/2013

    " Best read alongside Love Wins by Rob Bell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Riggan | 11/26/2013

    " For the research driven mind you could spend a lifetime in this book! Common sense backed by exhaustive scripture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/21/2013

    " I did not really like it. I loved Rob Bell's book Love Wins. In this book the author all but calls Bell a dilusional heretic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 11/20/2013

    " A solid defense of the classical understanding of hell. Not perfect, but the tone is passionate, informal, and does justice to scriptures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 11/9/2013

    " This is a popular level rebuttal of Rob Bell's Love Wins. Chan (and Sprinkle) are humble and conversational and tone and review a number of texts. I don't think they are right about everything, but I don't think Rob Bell is either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 10/28/2013

    " This book was written with what I consider a spirit of humility, educated insight, and reliance on Biblical text. It encourages and guides its reader to discover through the Word of God the truths revealed about eternity, heaven, and hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 4/14/2013

    " Hard book to swallow, but gracious and truth giving all at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Ray | 4/4/2013

    " Very accessible book on the doc of Hell. Not just the cold hard truth, but with heart on how these truths should spur us onto action. A great response to Bell's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 3/13/2013

    " Quick honest read. Chan uses a lot of scripture which I really like... although the topic is a touchy subject, Chan goes at it with truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/20/2013

    " Tough read but truthful and necessary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackson | 1/23/2013

    " Really disappointing and I like Chan :( This felt like it was prematurely written and he was admittedly still working through the doctrine. He should have waited to write it, if at all. All the best to Francis as he's done a lot of good for many people. This book, however, is not part of that good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Shaylor | 8/28/2012

    " I think this was a Biblical response to "Love Wins" . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Wunderlich | 7/3/2012

    " A short but excellent overview of a Biblical understanding of hell in opposition to Universalism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louis Smaldino | 6/22/2012

    " Another book that Chan writes that says it right to your face. The bible says there is a hell, do you believe it or not? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 6/4/2012

    " This book got better once it spoke less about what Rob Bell said and more about what God said (which, admittedly, I think was Chan's intention all along). A clarifying resource on the doctrine of hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/1/2012

    " almost as good as Crazy Love, think it was written hastily in response to a book riddled with mis-information. Clearly defined. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla Hanson | 8/6/2011

    " This was a really good book and very well written. I am always amazed at how a writer can counter another writers book without sounding snarky. Francis Chan did a great job pointing ou tthe errors in Rob Bells book without being rude or insulting. Impressive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Love | 7/25/2011

    " An excellent and well written response to Rob Bell's "Love Wins." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 7/5/2011

    " Very good survey of the subject. Handles the topic lovingly. There are many things I will research on my own, not because I don't trust Pastor Chan but because the subject merits personal investigation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 7/2/2011

    " A good survey and introduction to the topic. "

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