Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Revisiting The Shack

Last month I posted comments about the popular book The Shack. I had linked to a review of the book by Tim Challes. After many requests, Tim has posted an updated and more through look at the Theology of The Shack. Read it at A Review of The Shack (Download it Here)
Despite the book’s popularity among Christians, believers are divided on whether this book is biblically sound. Where Eugene Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver says it “has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim Progress did for his,” Dr. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says, “This book includes undiluted heresy.” While singer and songwriter Michael W. Smith says “The Shack will leave you craving for the presence of God,” Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle says, “Regarding the Trinity, it’s actually heretical.
If you have read the book, or are interested in reading it, I recommend Challies' good, thorough and I think fair review. He does conclude that the books theology is deficient, but is fair and honest in his coverage of themes and examples.

To let the author of The Shack, William P. Young, speak for himself, you'll find his website here.