Saturday, February 18, 2012

2nd Book of 2012 - Erasing Hell

Another book (my third) by Francis Chan.  This is co-authored by Preston Sprinkle who I was not familiar with.  

I knew, the minute I'd read about a page, that this was a book that my fleshly "me" did not want to read.  I also knew, in that same time, that this was a book that had fallen into my hands because it was a MUST Read. 

 I don't know if you are like me, but I so prefer to not face, or think, a lot about the opposite side of truth - that yes, God is love, but He is also a God of justice, and that He truly spells out very clearly for all of us to see and know, the punishment and payment for sin and unbelief in a place called hell, and hades.

When we really look at this, as we should, then we can no longer shun our responsibility for doing anything and everything we can to make this truth known and what we can to keep anyone, who's lives cross our path, from going there because they did not know. 

As the saying goes "it puts the fear of God in us."  I encourage you to join me in facing this truth, reading this book, and then taking up your cross daily to do what you can to alert those in your path.

I encourage you to read Ezekiel 33:1-21.


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Marti said...

I'm going to add this book to my read list.

Sunny said...

Whoa! Looks like a powerful book. I think I would like to read that one.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wow that sounds like a great read! I don't know if I am odd or what but everytime I see where someone has passed, I worry about where they will spend eternity. And if it was someone I knew, did I do enough to make them realize how important it is to make sure we know.

Denny said...

So did you finish the book yet and if so, what spoke to you the most?

Susan said...

To Denny - I have tried, on several occasions to reach you via blogger but since you do not allow following have not been able to. So I will answer here and hope you come back to see it!!

I always finish the book before I post about it on Penless. What spoke to me the most are 2 things: 1)How we truly just try and "erase" hell by not allowing our selves to think about it much, if at all & 2) How convicted that made me to have it be as real to me as Heaven is SO THAT I will be aware of that with each and every person who crosses my path.