Dane Ortlund, Is Hell Real? (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 48 pp.
The doctrine of hell is under attack. Voices that fuel the fire against the doctrine of hell come from philosophers, and university professors, and are tragically opposed by some pastors. Dane Ortund makes a biblical case for the doctrine of eternal punishment in his recent book, Is Hell Real? Ortund’s work is included in Church Questions, a series produced by 9Marks ministries.
Dr. Ortlund summarizes his work at the beginning: “Hell is needed, awful, close, and deserved by everyone – but there is a way to avoid getting there. This fitting summary becomes the basis for the remainder of the book as the author presents his case for the doctrine of hell. The book is clear, compelling, winsome, humble, and most of all – biblical.
Churches would do well to make this book available to people in the pews for instruction and help with evangelism.
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
2 thoughts on “Is Hell Real? – Dane Ortlund”
Thank you for this post, Dr. Steele. I was just thinking about this post this morning. A person I have been engaging in discussion has specifically objected to the doctrine of hell. Ostensibly, this person was turned off to Christianity because of preaching on hell.
I would encourage you to pick up a copy for your friend. It’s only 43 pages. Dr. Ortlund’s writing is easy to understand and very persuasive! Blessings, brother. DS