A recent Gallup survey showed that over half of British people believe in heaven. But what is it? Who is it for? Why does it matter? And how do we know if we′re going there?
Rob Bell believes that even the most fervent Christians and the most committed atheists, are still not satisfied with their traditional answers to these questions. Out of respect for their traditions they keep quiet, confiding to a few close, safe friends their doubts and questions about why they are here and where they are going.
For many years, on sermons and DVDs and on bumper stickers and t-shirts, bestselling Chrisian author Rob Bell has been saying that ′Love Wins′. But ′Love Wins′ is much more than a pithy slogan.
′Love Wins′ is a philosophy drawn out from deep within religious tradition and writings. It provides answers to the deepest and most difficult questions about life and faith, and about heaven and hell. And it is a call to arms for all of us to live a more meaningful life.
Rob Bell lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he's the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. Rob teaches in a short film format called NOOMA, and has written two books: Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith and Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections between Sexuality and Spirituality.
`He could be one of the most important 21st century Christian leaders.'
`Rob Bell is a central figure of his generation and for the way that evangelicals are likely to do church in the next 20 years.'
- New York Times
`The next Billy Graham?'
- Chicago Sun-Times