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Friday, July 18, 2008

The Shack

I am just now reading the "all the rage" book called The Shack. It is very good. I am not done with it yet, but I have to say that it looks like I am going to like it all the way through.

So far I can say that it is a redemptive and loving confrontation of human solutions and perspective. It challenges some of the most cherished loyalties humans cling to, especially religious people, and yet does it in an engaging and contagious manner. The novel reveals a patience, no, an anticipation of transformation that defines hope.

I might be off because I am not yet done reading it, but I do believe that it is worth the time to read.

It is very quick read, even for a slow reader like me. If you ahve not read it already, end out your summer with The Shack.

5 comments:

paul said...

I read it last winter. All controversy aside, I thought it was a good read. I neaded to hear it.

Darah said...

I read chapters 1-8 yesterday. I am not yet ready to put together a summary of my thoughts, but I am intriqued and challenged. Some ladies at church told me about it, so we are starting a book club and will discuss The Shack in September. I am looking forward to it.

Hope you are doing well. I miss seeing you guys around Jonesboro.

Fajita said...

It should serve as an excellent discussion piece. Plenty to question; plenty to embrace. I hope the conversations in your book club takes the direction of taking the risk of stretching theologically to conisider oterh views of God. Hope it goes well.

Darah said...

I read chapters 1-8 yesterday. I am not yet ready to put together a summary of my thoughts, but I am intriqued and challenged. Some ladies at church told me about it, so we are starting a book club and will discuss The Shack in September. I am looking forward to it.

Hope you are doing well. I miss seeing you guys around Jonesboro.

paul said...

I read it last winter. All controversy aside, I thought it was a good read. I neaded to hear it.