Book Reviews: A Field Trip to Hell by Kevin Benton
|5 stars, 2 reviews|
Author: Kevin Benton
Publisher: Liberty University Press
Brand: Brand: Liberty University Press
This is One of the Best Books I Have Ever Read, Especially About Hell!This book is awesome, awesome, awesome! The author begins by sharing his journey through situational pain and suffering that he experienced in his personal life. He tells of some of the seemingly impossible circumstances that he had to overcome in high school all the way through to playing professional basketball. He is very real, down to earth, open, honest, transparent and shared his story in the context of love, which not only was very encouraging and inspirational, but made me feel comfortable as I could relate to him.
Anyone who has been through pain and suffering in their personal lives will definitely be encouraged by this story. The book really is two books in one because after he tells of his personal journey of trails in an autobiographical manner, he transitions to the afterlife place called Hell were he, in detailed fashion, lays out the 30 revealed torments of Hell. Most importantly, the author gives readers a very sound theological and doctrinal answer (that was very difficult to dispute) as to why there are 30 torments in Hell, which was the big question that I personally had prior to reading the book.
This book is for a wide range of people, preferably youth as old as 12 or 13 and up. All who read this book will enjoy it because it was very impacting and life changing. It was very, very well written, easy to understand and simplistic. I must admit that I had a hard time putting it down as I was consistently left on the hook to wonder what would happen next. The chapter with the actual field trip to hell made me feel like I was actually in Hell but with the assurance of not being harmed.
One of the best qualities about the book, and there are many, is that the part about Hell was not condemning, critical or judgmental of anyone but simply informative. It was the most loving presentation of Hell that I have ever read and I could tell that the author did some extensive research to compile this information. I highly, highly recommend this book to everyone as it was one of the best book that I have ever read but especially about this topic. It was such a good book that I had to read it more than once! I strongly believe that many people are going to hear about this book. Big ups to the author!
Book Background Information From the AuthorA Field Trip to Hell is a Christian-fiction book that is, surprisingly, very encouraging, inspirational and informative, despite the title. It is a many-sided book with manifold characteristics to it. Some have even characterized it as being "two books in one." It is autobiographical, doctrine and theology, Christian-fiction and evangelistic in nature. I begin the book by talking about and describing my personal story of experiencing pain and suffering or what we sometimes refer to as having gone through "hell." In this part I explain many of the insurmountable odds that I had to overcome to go from the worst basketball player in the playgrounds to becoming a professional basketball player. One of the horrible trails that I had to overcome was being sick to the point of death and the doctors giving me one day to live.
Read about how an unusual miraculous event happened that allowed me to walk out of the hospital in just three days. Afterwards, I make a transition by answering some very interesting questions about the ultimate place of pain and suffering called Hell. In this section I answer some of the most widely and frequently asked and tough questions about Hell. Next, I take my readers on an actual descriptive field trip or tour of hell and expose them to the 30 revealed torments of hell firsthand and explain why there are 30. The good news is that they can find out without having to stay for eternity.
Next, I encourage readers to understand that God loves them deeply, which is one of the main focal points of the book. Some people who have read the book have even deemed it as one of the most loving presentations of hell that they have ever read. Lastly, I present some challenging questions that appeal to my readers thinking so that they will evaluate their own afterlife situation. I must admit that I pose some challenging questions that will really make readers think. It is a very unique, fascinating and interesting read! [by Kevin Benton]
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