Pastor’s Book Trailer Gets Buzz

Thanks to a controversial video trailer for Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell, the book’s publication date has been pushed up by a week. In the video, the Grand Rapids, Michigan mega-church pastor and bestselling author of Velvet Elvis leans toward “universalism ─ a dirty word in Christian circles that suggests everyone goes to heaven and there is no hell,” as’s “Belief Blog” puts it.On March 14, Bell will be the subject of a New York Times profile, and will appear on Good Morning America and Nightline.

Several libaries we checked did not have copies on order. Others showed holds of up to 10:1 on light ordering.

Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
Rob Bell
Retail Price: $22.99
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: HarperOne – (2011-04-01)
ISBN / EAN: 006204964X / 9780062049643

Other Notable Nonfiction On Sale Next Week…

Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber is a procedural account of John Hinkley’s 1981 attack that emphasizes that the President’s injuries were much more grave than the public knew, and arrives with a 150,000-copy printing. In the New York Times, critic Janet Maslin calls it “a fast-paced book that captures many points of view,” including doctors, nurses, former Secret Service officers and other first-hand witnesses to the event.

Oceana by Ted Danson (Rodale) details the TV actor’s journey to becoming an influential oceanic environmental activist. Booklist says, “Matching outrage with humor and hope, Danson provides inspiration and realistic guidelines for ending oceanic pillaging and poisoning in this engaging, alluringly illustrated volume.”

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them by Wayne Pacelle (Morrow/Avon) is a call to action by the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku (Doubleday) gathers ideas from more than 300 experts, scientists, and researchers to offer a glimpse of what the next 100 years may bring. PW says, “Despite the familiarity of many of the predictions to readers of popular science and science fiction, Kaku’s book should capture the imagination of everyday readers.”  Given today’s news of the tsunami in Japan, he is likely to get media attention. Back in January, he predicted more natural disasters this year on Good Morning America.

Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock by Sammy Hagar (It Books) is a memoir by the lead singer of Van Halen, one of the biggest-selling rock groups in history. The excerpt in Rolling Stone (on sale March 4 through March 18), about Eddie Van Halen’s extreme drinking, and an online Q&A with Hagar, is getting pickup on pop culture sites like New York Magazine’s Vulture. Hagar will also appear on The Howard Stern Show on March 15, and on Imus in the Morning and an MTV satellitte tour on March 16.

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