The Shack – Fictional Theology?

Nolan Galido August 1, 2008 0

“The Shack” by William P. Young is a new book out that deals with God and his relationship with our world. A description of the book from amazon is:

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book. “

I’ve read many reviews on this book, good and bad, and I wanted to share a review that I think is important before we dive into this book. In Ben Witherington’s blog he goes through the theological problems of this story.

“This novel is not a literary masterpiece. Its value stands or falls on some of the provocative and interesting things it says about our relationship with God, and it is in regard to its theology that I want to comment in this post. I accept that this novel has gone through various revisions, and rewrites, and could be called a work in progress. What I would suggest is that it needs considerable further theological refinement.”

You can read the rest of the review here.

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