Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about God’s Wrath and Judgment
The idea of hell can haunt dreams and disturb sleep. Many wonder at the justice (or injustice) of it all, feeling confounded by a God who deems it necessary to send the majority of humanity to burn there forever. Seventy percent of Americans believe in hell, as do ninety-two percent of those who attend church every week. Clearly, it’s a hot topic. Baker offers readers a safe space to contemplate tough issues as they rethink traditional views of hell. In her candid and inviting style Baker explores and ultimately refutes many traditional views of hell, presenting instead theologically sound ways of thinking that are more consistent with the image of God as a loving creator who desires to liberate us from sin and evil.
This is an excellent selection for general readers, students, pastors, professors, and grief counselors, and will provide clarity for those with questions about hell, God’s judgment, and what happens to us when we die.
Praise for Razing Hell:
“This should be a useful book for Christians struggling to reconcile Jesus’ sacrifice and a loving God with the place of punishment and the necessity for justice.”
—“Religion BookLine,” Publishers Weekly
“An inviting book on some of the toughest issues facing sincere Christian believers—death, hell, and the final judgment—this will appeal to theologians, preachers, and pew-sitters alike.”
“What I tried to do in my book The Last Word and the Word After That, Sharon Baker has done in Razing Hell—with more brevity, more levity, and probably with more clarity and accessibility, too. Highly recommended.”
—Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity