almost destroyed his marriage as an adult. He says that
is really a metaphor for the place in his life where all of his sin and pain was stored and how God met him in that very spot.The Christian Broadcasting Network interviewed the author last year and I want to show you thatclip.Video Interview: visit YouTube for video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYvjRiun3MAThe response to the book has been incredible. Let me read some comments from readers…
The Shack is a one of a kind invitation to journey to the very heart of God. Through mytears and cheers, I have been indeed transformed by the tender mercy with which [theauthor] opened the veil that … separated me from God and from myself. With every page, the complicated do’s and don’t that distort a relationship into a religion werewashed away as I understood Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for the first time in my life.
Patrick M. Roddy,
Emmy Award Winning Producer of ABC News I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciated reading The Shack and how much it hasmeant to my wife and me. We lost a son in an accident years ago and this story brought comfort and healing
Dave Coleman, retired Hospice ChaplainTheologian, Eugene Peterson, who wrote
translation of the Bible compared
to the classic book
. He said…
This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s
did for his. It’s that good!
Eugene Peterson, outofur.comAnd I read where leaders in one church denomination bought cases of the book so they couldgive a copy to each pastor in their districts.
But not everyone is so happy with the book. Chuck Colson is disturbed by“
the author’s low view of Scripture
.” Outofur.com.A leading theologian
in a large church denomination said that the book…
includes undiluted heresy…It is a deeply troubling book.
On his weekly talk show he called it,
"deeply subversive," "scripturally incorrect" and downright "dangerous
."And Mark Driscoll, an increasingly popular and often quoted pastor from Seattle said:
"If you haven't read The Shack, don't!"
He tells people that he is "horrified" by the book because "it misrepresents God”.
On hisYouTube clip he gives four reasons why he hates the book . One of the reasons is that he thinks it
promotes goddess worship because the Father is represented by a woman. He is afraid that if
Foursquare Church noted in Charisma Magazine, December 2008
Al Moler from the Southern Baptist Convention
May 28, 2008, USA Today, ourofur.com