Raleighhunter's Reviews > 23 Minutes In Hell: One Man's Story About What He Saw, Heard, and Felt in That Place of Torment

23 Minutes In Hell by Bill Wiese
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really liked it

I liked the book, however, I understand all the low reviews. The description of Hell is brought up right off and dealt with quickly. The rest of the book is confirmation he isn't crazy and scripture references. So there aren't 130 pages of gory detail. Plus, it is his witness tool, so if you're not believing his message, you aren't going to be impressed. I believe Hell is a real place and people are there because the reject the gift of God's salvation. That is what the Bible preaches. If you don't believe in the Bible, I don't imagine you will rate this book too high.


The book took me about 90 minutes to read, but being familiar with the Bible, I didn't need to spend much time in the footnote section at the end of each chapter. If you are unfamiliar with the Bible, you will want to spend more time there.


As a literary work, he has no style. He does follow the rules well though. However, this is his witnessing tool, his way of sharing the Gospel of Jesus. He is honest and doesn't appear to be interested in money because he was happy people were sending bootleg videos and audio CDs of his speeches around the world, with no royalties. So he honestly believes everything he says and why he says it.


I understand his motivation because the account of Lazarus and the Rich Man haunts me like this haunts the writer. I feel a great need to share what I believe about God, Jesus, Heaven, and Hell as well. So I can relate to the writer. After all, if Christians actually believe all this Hell stuff is true, we'd be doing what we can to keep people from going there. At the end of the day, that is all the writer is doing.

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message 1: by Rod (new) - rated it 2 stars

Rod The Bible has Jesus, the Islamic Quran has A Jesus (big difference)

The Bible has a Hell, the Islamic Quran has a Hell (big difference) and this tale matches nicely with the hell of the Muslim doctrine. Hmmm...?


message 2: by Skyqueen (new) - added it

Skyqueen "He is honest and doesn't appear to be interested in money because he was happy people were sending bootleg videos and audio CDs of his speeches around the world, with no royalties. "
To me this is ALWAYS the Gold Standard of:
"Do you REALLY care, or are you just paying lip service?",
to whomever is so-called 'trying' to seem altruistic, from politicians to celebrities to preachers to charities!
Words are cheap~~~Actions...not so much.


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