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Controversial pastor Rob Bell creates division with new book

GRAND RAPIDS, mich — Rob Bell, the controversial pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan released his book Love Wins: A book about Heaven, Hell and the fate of every person who ever lived (HarperOne) to a firestorm of Christian criticism. While some love the book, seeing it as a modern interpretation of the gospel thereby making Jesus more relevant, others argue that Bell says nothing if spiritual depth or significance, calling him a “universalist” with flawed teachings. MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir even went as far to accuse Bell of “amending the gospel so that it’s palatable.”