The big day for the general release of Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins (not linked on purpose) is tomorrow(3/15/2011). However, a number of respected pastors, authors and bloggers have been reviewing advanced reader copies over the last couple of weeks. The reviews generally support the concerns and cautions that exploded on the scene a few weeks back when Bell released a promotion video in support of the new book. And those concerns dealt with the suspicion that Bell is a universalist. Well, it seems that those suspicions were well founded. There are a number of reviews out now, and I readily acknowledge that I have read but a very few. Still this ONE is the most comprehensive that I have seen. And it is comprehensive. 21 pdf pages, comprehensive.
What I am now waiting for are the voices of those who demanded that it would be the prudent and charitable thing to do, to wait until the book was available to suggest that Bell’s theology is WAY outside the bounds of historic Christianity.
Would love to hear how they defend against his unorthodoxy now that the book has been reviewed and we have gone beyond mere speculation from a promo video.