Wayzata Community Church, one of the largest congregations of the United Church of Christ in the U.S., will host author Rob Bell for a talk and book signing for his recently released book- Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.
Bestselling author of VELVET ELVIS and the 2 million-plus selling Nooma videos, Rob Bell, faces squarely the question: Does it really make sense that God is a loving, kind, compassionate God who wants to know people in a personal way, but if they reject this relationship with Jesus, they will be sent to hell where God will eternally punish them forever?
In LOVE WINS, Bell goes to the heart of these issues and argues that the church’s traditional understanding of heaven and hell is actually not taught by the Bible. Bell is emphatically not offering a new view of heaven and hell. Instead, Rob looks closely at what the Bible says and discovers that Jesus’ most fundamental teaching about heaven and hell is, “Love Wins.”
Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton, Wayzata Community Church’s teaching minister says: “Rob Bell’s book crosses boundaries, and that’s rare in American Christianity. He sings out the expansive love of God, even when the wide reach of that love violates cardinal beliefs of the evangelicalism from which he comes. His color choice is not limited to either an evangelical or a liberal palette. That frees it to be wholly and polychromatically Christian. I can’t wait to hear Rob talk about the book on April 11!”
About Wayzata Community Church
Wayzata Community Church (WCC), located in Wayzata, Minn., has been helping people with their faith journeys for 130 years. Today the church has nearly 3,000 confirmed members, and is among the top five largest congregations of the United Church of Christ in the U.S. Besides worship services, WCC offers Music at Wayzata concert performances, author visits, scouting organizations, support groups, Nursery School, the annual Rummage Sale and other community events.
If you go:
Doors open at 6:30pm
125 Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata MN 55391