What would it be like to lose your youngest child to a serial killer? And then to have God invite you out for a conversation at the very shack where the terrible deed took place? And then imagine that the door to that shack of horrors opened....and before you knew it you had been swept up in the motherly embrace of a large African American woman? This most unlikely of stories, as told in William Young's The Shack, has become a runaway best seller and it is easy to see why. The book brings us on a redemptive journey through the shacks of deepest pain and suffering in our lives, guided by the triune God of Christian faith. Aware both of the excitement and uncertainty generated by The Shack, theologian Randal Rauser takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the pages of the story. In successive chapters he explores many of the books complex and controversial issues. Through these chapters Rauser offers an honest and illuminating discussion which opens up a new depth to the conversation while providing the reader with new opportunities for Finding God in The Shack.More
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Theology 101 relative to The Shack
Way too long.
There are no characters. It is a commentary
Not movie material.
This is a theological review of 'The Shack'. I found it somewhat informative and very tedious. It is like the NBC commentary after a political speech telling you what you should really think/believe about the speech you just listened to. It seems that 'The Shack' is a book that is best left between you and God. To pray and meditate over for the edification of Christ in your own heart. This book is preachy and de-personalized 'The Shack' for me. It is not clear to me why the author felt the need to write 'Finding God in the Shack'.
God is Great