Friday, February 28, 2014

Heaven or Hell? Fact or Fiction?

It's not often you want to read a book about Heaven and Hell, but I actually enjoyed reading this book by Christopher Hudson, aptly entitled, Heaven & Hell: Are they Real?

The book is broken down into two sections, Part 1 - Heaven; Part 2 - Hell.  Within each part are sections.  As such the book is organized as follows - 

Part 1
  1. The Moments After Death
  2. Life in Heaven
  3. Descriptions of Heaven
  4. Residents of Heaven
  5. Looking forward to Heaven
Part 2
  1. The Reality of Hell
  2. Hell as a Choice
  3. Descriptions of Hell
  4. Hell and the Final Judgement
  5. Challenges to the Belief in Hell
  6. How Can the Truth about Hell Affect our Choices Today? 
Overall, Hudson seeks to answer 61 different questions concerning heaven and hell.  Since this is not a long book, his answers usually are no longer than 3-4 pages.  He looks at many different topics.  If you are looking for a deep theology, then this is not the book for you.  But if you are looking for some basic answers and hints at some starting points, then this book may be good for you.

The end of the book contains an appendix in which he seeks to give all scripture references pertaining to heaven and hell.  He also speaks about how to know Jesus Christ and avoid the pain of hell.  He comes from a conservative theological understanding.

Other features include
  • 30 days of reading on heaven
  • 30 days of reading on hell
  • Additional content from contemporary and ancient scholars
Overall, this was a nice book, and easy to read.

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