God Wins: Heaven, Hell, and Why the Good News is Better than Love Wins
by Mark Galli (Tyndale, 2011)
The Facts: God Wins is an in-depth response to the questions raised about the gospel and eternal destiny in Rob Bell's recent controversial book Love Wins. It's not a rebuttal; Galli clarifies that God Wins is "not a book about Rob Bell or Rob Bell's theology." Instead he "uses Love Wins as a starting point to talk about key theological issues." Galli places the questions raised in Love Wins in theological and historical context, changing the focus of the conversation as he does so.
The Slant: Galli maintains a gracious and irenic tone throughout. He's not out to "get" Rob Bell. Galli points out that the ideas in Love Wins are not unique to Bell, but rather are held by many evangelicals. Galli not only advances the conversation on this topic, but also gives careful readers a framework for thinking through similar issues in the future. This is a great choice if you're looking for a balanced ...1