Paul Young’s novel ‘The Shack’ continues to sell to Christians and non-Christians.
Honestly, I can’t bring myself to put money in anyone’s pocket by purchasing a copy, or invest the time in reading it.
The challenge for the reader is that the book clearly aims to provide an insight into the nature and character of God.
When deficiencies or error in that portrayal are pointed out, the general defence seems to be: it’s only a work of fiction.
I actually believe that Young absolutely believes everything involved about his portrayal of God in the book. He wrote it for his children. Why would he lie to them about his understanding of God?
Rising universalism (everyone is saved, some folk just don’t accept it) among people professing to be evangelicals will be a major issue in the 21st century.
The Shack marks an initial popular expression of that doctrine.
Anyway, this post is prompted by two recent articles on the book by Tim Keller and Albert Mohler.
Keller offers us ‘The Shack – Impressions‘ at Redeemer City To City. (This article is not a full review.)
Mohler provides ‘The Shack — The Missing Art of Evangelical Discernment‘ at his self-named blog.