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The Shack

Author William Paul Young
Narrator Roger Mueller
Runtime 9.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher Hachette Book Group
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Release Date August 5, 2013
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Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

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Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.


Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

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Amazing
Beautifully written
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Review by / (Posted on 3/15/2017)
Eye Opening
To say the least it is eye opening. It's clearly not a theological text book. Therefore, some content may come as a strain for the intellect of those embraced around cultural church. However, this will deepen your gaze of who and what God is.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/14/2017)
Twisted, Dangerous Theology
I read this book a few years ago, but wanted to go through it again due to all the hype over the movie. This time I listened to the audio version of it from Christian Audio. What are the positives? Well, its a clean, heartwarming story. The reader for the audio version was very talented. The author also does a good job of capturing the reader's attention. I'm confident the big screen version is just as captivating, if not more. Still, I'll wait to watch it on Redbox.

I'll get to the negatives in a minute. First, I've wondered why is there such a widespread disagreement over the merits of the movie? I've heard some people exclaiming how good they felt, or how deeply they were moved, at the conclusion of the film. Others claim it is outright heresy. I believe the disagreement stems from whether one's relationship with God is based primarily on experiential truth or propositional truth. If its based on experiential truth, then the author describes a wonderful experience of Divine healing for deep pain and resentment. The response will be positive. If its based on propositional truth, then this book twists it and distorts it so much that the reader is easily lead astray. The response will then be negative. That's just my observation.

Anyway, there are many negative things about this book. First, there are three incarnations of God, not one as per the Bible. I realize this is to be imaginary tale, but because it is set in reality many people will allow it to mold and to limit their perception of God. Second, there is no element of Divine justice or wrath. Instead, the author repeatedly hints at universalism, claiming it is Papa's plan to "redeem all his children." Third, there is nothing mentioned about repentance or regeneration. The spiritual progression is more one of self-discovery and self-liberation. Fourth, the sparse references to Scripture and to the church are negative rather than positive.

I could continue listing ways in which this movie misses the mark, but there's enough in these four basic points to encourage my church members to beware of its misleading nature. Is the author intentionally promoting heresy? I wouldn't go that far. That's examining motive, which I'm unable to do. As far as the content however, this book does far more damage spiritually than it does good.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/14/2017)
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