The Shack

March 13th. 2009

Okay, call me a party pooper, but I just didn’t love The Shack.  I actually went in to the story knowing the controversary and wanted to be one the edgier commentators who could agree and say ‘yes, this is cool stuff.’ But, honestly, I missed something in the reading. Granted, I give William Young kudos for telling a story that rose from a short story he circulated among friends to self-publishing a novel to being one of the major pieces of fiction this year. That journey alone is noteworthy. But, any time an author write characters that speak for God he/she wades into dicey waters. I like that the novel shows God wanting to have a relationship with man, and I’m okay with the idea of God doing anything He wants (even beyond my imagination) to interact with His beloved people, but I really don’t see God dismissing His own scripture to establish this relationship. Anyway, as I remind myself and others, this is a work of FICTION. I wonder if Mr. Young anticipated the tempest this story would bring?

4 Responses to “The Shack”

  1. Traci Wallis says:

    Hey girl! I know where your coming from on the scripture thing BUT…I was a fan of The Shack. The whole relationship side of God with man was worth the fuzzy theology parts.

  2. Traci Wallis says:

    Oops! I’m writing with text language and not “proper” language…the spelling is “where ‘you’re’ coming from” ….sorry!

  3. admin says:

    Traci,
    Don’t you love that God’s not limited by our finite thinking?
    Thanks for visiting the site,
    Kimberly

  4. Karen Ritch says:

    Reading this one seems to be what’s hip. I will have to put it on my list also.

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