But there is far more at stake than the “Hell” debate, and Chan & Sprinkle make it clear right from the beginning. This is about more than doctrine; it is about the destinies of human beings.
Erasing Hell is not a direct response to Rob Bell’s Love Wins book that started the recent rounds of debate. While Chan & Preston refer to Bell in a couple of chapters, it is not a Bell-bashing book. It is an investigation into the biblical description of Hell.
Chan brought Preston in as a recognized scholar of the New Testament. Their approach is to setup the contemporary Jewish beliefs about Hell, how Jesus affirmed or repudiated those beliefs, and how Hell is described in the rest of the New Testament.
At the end of the book is a chapter of FAQs, questions that were skipped over the sake of expediency. Because these would be hanging in the mind of the reader, they took the time to address several of these.
Erasing Hell will refresh your heart for those who do not know Christ. It is about destinies, and will affect how you look at every person that passes you by each day. It is a vital, necessary read for all.