The most common answer, especially from evangelicals, is a definite, “Yes!”
This was illustrated during the book launch at Salem Storehouse Bookstore. Another author was also there. We chatted up pretty quickly and became the first customers of the day for our respective books. We shared our ideas expressed in our books.
When we discussed mine, we agreed that Christ was the Way to reconcile with God and the question of whether this life was the only “kick at the can” to receive him came up. His answer was “Yes,” and used Hebrews 9:27 as proof text: “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (NKJV).
I addressed this in Chapter 9. Without putting the whole chapter here, I want to note that judgment is not condemnation or punishment. When someone faces judgment, it can go either way. Although all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23, addressed in Chapter 8), the end result is not necessarily condemnation. But we traditionally assume “judgment” means “condemnation”, likely the result of combining Hebrews 9:27 with Romans 3:23 and 6:23 in the judge-first theological framework. When I pointed out the difference between judgment and condemnation, the expected “Aha!” look came on the other author, and he went back to reviewing the book.
Another interesting note: he started reading the first few chapters, and then jumped to topics of his interest. This is exactly what I had expected when I listed the chapter titles as the “What About…?” questions. Although I arranged the topics in what I thought was a logical sequence, not everyone asks the questions in the same order and you don’t need to read the chapters sequentially.
I hope to get more feedback from others as more read the book. Until I get a forum going on this site, feel free to enter your feedback in the comments.