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Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die

Bobby Conway

About Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die

Love Wins, the controversial bestselling book by Rob Bell, attempted to answer this question, which troubles nonbelievers and believers alike.  Because Bell challenged traditional, orthodox Christian views of hell and the afterlife, many were left asking:  “Are his ideas as reliable and hopeful as they sound? What does the Bible really say about hell?”

In Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die, Bobby Conway, a recognized authority on Christian apologetics, brings clarity to these serious life and death issues.  “Love really does win,” according to Conway, “but it’s through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”   

Based on a thorough examination of Scripture and a careful analysis of Rob Bell’s propositions, Conway delivers a compelling and concise explanation of hell, the afterlife, and a loving God.  The conclusion:  Everyone who believes and trusts in Christ has no need to fear the anguish of hell but can confidently anticipate the eternal joy of heaven.  


Praise for Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die
“Bell on hell doesn’t ring the bell. Rather, Bobby Conway shows the right way. Jesus is the only way, and He believed heaven was the narrow way. God is the loving way, but He can’t force a rebel to go another way. It is more loving to allow them to go their own way. So, God’s love necessitates the truth about hell and tolerates the error of Bell.”
—Dr. Norman L. Geisler, Distinguished Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary (, Murrieta, CA, and author of over 70 books, including the best-selling work If God, Why Evil? (Bethany, 2011)

“In Love Wins, Rob Bell challenges the traditional Christian view of hell and who goes there. Unfortunately, Bell’s handling of the biblical texts is neither careful nor equitable. Readers who wish to be more informed will appreciate this critique by Bobby Conway, a trusted Christian apologist.”
—Michael Licona, author, speaker, and Apologetics Coordinator at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

“At a time when the truths of Scripture are ignored, revised, and openly denied by various leaders, the ministry of Bobby Conway is a breath of fresh air. With meticulous scholarship and excellence in presentation, he tackles tough subjects in ways that are understandable, relevant, and applicable to everyday life. Conway is doing the important work of standing up against the recent challenges to Christian orthodoxy (such as in his critique of Rob Bell’s denial of hell). With plain truth and ‘no spin,’ Conway is introducing a new generation to true Christianity.”
—Alex McFarland, author of The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity and host of TV’s Sound Rezn and Explore the Word radio

“Hell has been a hot topic lately, and whether you believe in the reality of hell or not, this book deserves a fair hearing. There’s much pressure to abandon the reality of hell and embrace the idea that eventually everyone will be saved. But as Bobby Conway points out, this was not the view held by Jesus. We may not like hell, but can we dismiss something Jesus warned people about? Conway says ‘no,’ and I agree.”
—Sean McDowell, educator, speaker, and author of Apologetics for a New Generation

About Bobby Conway

Bobby Conway is the lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the founder and host of the web-ministry the “One Minute Apologist” ( Bobby’s advanced degrees in theology and apologetics (ThM, Dallas Seminary and DMin, Southern Evangelical Seminary) equip him to provide insightful answers on issues of biblical faith.  Bobby and his wife, Heather, are the parents of two children, Dawson and Haley.

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64 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jun 24, 2011

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What's the truth about where people go when they die?

Click here to download chapter one of Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die.

Rob Bell says that in the end "love wins," but what if hell is as real a place as heaven? And, at death, who goes where...and why? Dr. Bobby Conway, a pastor and recognized authority on Christian apologetics, delivers a compelling defense of what the church has believed for centuries about hell and the afterlife.

Click here to download chapter one of Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die.

By Lisa Mifflin

I highly recommend this book if you have read Rob Bell's book, and really, even if you haven't. If you are confused about the issue of hell, pick this one up. It is very straight-forward, and uses Scripture to teach us about hell instead of the author's opinions. Imagine that. The attitude of the author can be summed up by this quote from the book: "So we must ask ourselves, to which words will we entrust our eternal destiny--Bell's...

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By Dan Seidelman

Conway does not pretend that this is a book about the doctrine of hell, it is a book about "love wins" that inevitably speaks to the doctrine of hell. He speaks as one filled with grace and truth, never mocking Bell or diminishing him. Ultimately, he says "The most unloving thing I could do is hold out false hope or go mute about this awful, endless reality." The book itself does refute many of Bell's misapplications of scripture and shows a...

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By Harold Cameron

I was relieved and my heart rejoiced when I found a book that was a Biblically based response to the book written by the megachurch pastor and bestselling author Rob Bell, "Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate Of Every Person Who Ever Lived. To put it simply, in his book pastor Bell advocates Universalism which is the teaching or belief that in the end everyone somehow makes it to Heaven. His controversial book has gone so...

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By Henk-Jan van der Klis

Love Wins, a controversial bestselling book by Rob Bell (Founding Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, a mega church in Grand Rapids, MI) caused many reactions. One of life's most important questions is what happens when people die? Do you have to be a faithful child of God during your life, or is there still hope afterwards? Bell's sure: love will win, God's grace is extended in the afterlife. No matter what life people live on earth, you can...

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By Mark C. Spellman

I embark upon this task with a smirk on my face because how often is it that one gets to critique a critique, i.e.critique a book that is in itself a critique of a book which is exactly what Bobby Conway does in his book 'Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die.' I must say this was an easy and quick read - only 77 pages but it was full of great information and gave a thoroughly orthodox response of what the Bible says about...

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