I think sometimes we evangelical universalists try to do to much. We are dealing with very entrenched beliefs that people will not give up easily.
George MacDonald often said that first we have to present a God worth believing in, then people will find themselves wanting to believe it is true. His fiction is a very disarming and perhaps the best way to get people thinking about the character of God.
It bothers me that Bethany House Publishers stopped printing MacDonald’s books. I know that they have been heavily edited by Michael Phillips (after all a lot of people will have trouble reading the originals), but still they are important.
There ought to be a major push to get them back in print. Maybe if just one or two were printed for starters.
I have written to Bethany House, and I hope you do too.