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Jerzak presents a well educated case for untying the knots that Christianity has tied around the worlds understanding of hell. During a time of deserved cynicism towards traditional concepts of the Gospel and its relationship with the afterlife, the Church need to re-evaluate its own understanding. Jerzak has bought credibility to the argument against eternal conscious torment, and it's use by a retributive and angry God. That said, his conclusions do not rest with either the annihilationists or the universalists, instead he rightly leaves the reader with their knots untied and the certainty that in the end God wins, love wins and Satan has 'no hope in hell'.
What disappointed you about Her Gates Will Never Be Shut?
Only the very poor production quality of the audio presentation. The source material is wonderful.
This is the worst audiobook I've ever heard, from a technical standpoint. It was edited poorly and seems to contain more chapter breaks than the printed book, sometimes at very strange intervals. The narrator repeats lines throughout the book, and within the first half hour the book repeats an entire ten minute section. I almost stopped listening then.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Her Gates Will Never Be Shut?
Jersak's final chapter and afterword are beautiful.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator is not a terrible reader, but he is clearly not prepared or qualified to read this title. For example, he fails to interpret the author's biblical abbreviations correctly. When the text of the book reads "Rev.", he says "Revelations." When it reads "1 Cor." he simply says "Corinthian." And most befuddling, he reads "Mal." not as "Malachi" but as "Malthusians," which is not a Bible book at all. Under any circumstance this would be unacceptable, but in a work of such scholarly distinction it is an offense. Jersak's work deserves much better.
Any additional comments?
Read the paperback of Her Gates Will Never Be Shut. It is a valuable and commendable book.
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Would you listen to Her Gates Will Never Be Shut again? Why?
I would very much like to listen to the book again but the narrator ruined the experience. He sounds like he's yelling - sneering almost as if he doesn't like the book or his job as a narrator.
What did you like best about this story?
Not a story - it is a work of theology,
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