The Shack

February 19, 2008


I am deeply indebted to Tommy at Believing Thomas Blog for his recommendation of “The Shack”.  I have never been a big fan of novels, but this one is special in so many ways. I just finished reading it this morning, and I am totally in awe. Stop what you are doing and order this book!

Eugene Peterson is comparing it to John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress”. I think he may be right. I have recommended it to our Life Group as a possible text for our future studies together.

While you will not see scripture quoted, you will see scripture applied and God in three persons may just become more real to you than ever before. And you may just be given a peak into the answer to the question that we have all ask at one time or another…Why…? Some will no doubt want to debate its doctrinal accuracy, as if they had all the answers themselves, so read it for what it is…a novel. A novel that might just change your life.




  1. Lee that is exactly how I felt. I really do think it could change many people’s lives and the way they relate to God.

  2. This book could be a great introduction to someone seeking God. Just think, to begin with this concept rather that the picture of an angry God punishing us for each mistake and just waiting for us to fail.

  3. “A novel that might just change your life.”

    That is the way I read any Christian literature. It isn’t scripture, I may or may not agree with everything stated within, but I look to mine nuggets of gold from it’s pages.

    Thanks for the recommendation!


  4. Well said Jim. Thanks!

  5. I couldn’t agree more. I just finished the book last night myself….I was blown away!!

  6. I can’t wait to read it.
    thanks for the recommendation.

  7. Preacher you will love it!

  8. What I don’t understand is why the doctrine of sin and the redemption of sin could ever be construed as an “Angry God waiting to punish us for our sins”. It’s just the opposite!!! He sent His own Son to suffer and die so through faith in Him, we receive eternal salvation *free of charge*. This book is so unbiblical on so many levels, but I can see how a world hungry to experience something other than humble submission to the Word of God would eat it up. We’re a generation that values “personal experience” over objective truth. This book serves that minset well.

  9. It is a great book, I’m so glad the Jesus of the bible didn’t say the things some people say. His love for his buddy Peter who denied him is a great example.

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