The Shack


I've been hearing mixed reviews of this book. Some Christians I've spoken to rave about this book and others see it as a bunch of post modern rubbish. I haven't read it yet but I'm keen if someone wants to loan me a copy. A couple that I've read can be found below*.

Over at Sola Panel
Or in this months Briefing
Tim Challies

*Disclaimer I'm not saying I agree with everything in the reviews

 

5 comments:

Seumas Macdonald said... 11/24/2008 7:05 pm  

The only thing post-modern about this heresy is the wrapping.

A concerned fellow Christian said... 11/24/2008 9:23 pm  

This is the moment we've been waiting for! By your own admission, you now clearly have the time to read 'Grace and Free Will' by our old friend, Piccarelli. I will look forward to seeing the review on your blog shortly.

Emily said... 11/24/2008 9:24 pm  

Well. I had Paul Scott read this at your request, Mr Jolly. He read it cover to cover in under 24 hours. the verdict? Apparently Paul learnt nothing from it that he did not already know from the Bible, and the things he did learn aren't Biblical. Hmmm.

Myself, I stand by idea that biblical truths, re-presented, can be so powerful. Do I know about the love of God from the Bible? Of course. But does a story about that love in terms more familiar to me make that love more real, more understandable, more accessible? Yes. And it drives me back to Scripture, to read again the things I want to understand more, the things I feel I CAN better grasp thanks to that story.

Yes, there are parts of the story that are perhaps not theologically consistent. That's why I'd recommend reading The Shack AS WELL as the Bible, not instead of it.

Luke said... 11/25/2008 10:49 am  

[Let's try that again.]

Emily,

I think you'd really enjoy Adrian Plass' The Visit, it's a novella about Jesus making an appearance in a Modern English town.

Hey Mike,

Here I was thinking your reading of The Shack had prompted your facebook comment! When I've finished reading The Shack you can borrow it, I'll be in Hobart over Christmas, as long as you don't mind pencil annotations.

mike said... 11/25/2008 12:54 pm  

Cheers mate that would be grouse

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