The Shack – A Book Review/Opinion

So, it seems there is a lot of controversy again about The Shack.  Especially among those who are Christians.  Believers have been warned from all sides that this is not a movie a Christian should go see as it paints a picture of God that is unbiblical. The Shack was first introduced as a book and the author was pronounced a heretic and a deceiver. He was even accused of trying to recreate God.

Well, this is my take on it and it is short and sweet.  This is one man’s journey back to God and reconciling with the grief and loss that, yes, he will live with forever. Who are we to criticize how he got there if he professes he is where God wants him to be?

Let me tell you a little story.  My brother-in-law is a Jew. His mom, dad, brother, Nana, grandpa, everybody he grew up with was Jewish.  When The Shack came out, my husband gave him a copy. He read it!!  The man does not read anything except maybe the newspaper. What would compel him to read it not once but at least three times?  But his first reaction was – I had a dream a long time ago and God came to me as black woman!!!  What? Why?  He has never shared with my husband what happened in the dream. Just that He was a black woman!  I can’t say whether or not he has accepted Jesus as the Messiah as my husband has, but it sure opened the door to many conversations about God and all the questions concerning God and why He allows things to happen the way they do in the world we live in.

This is what I think.  If one person came to know the Lord because of the book or the movie who can criticize that? Worried about the other messages that are possibly incorrect in the book/movie?  Forget about it! God’s got it covered.  We need to stop putting God in a box and let God be God in our lives and go out and be Jesus to the world.

So, what do you think? Will you see The Shack?   If so, take lots of tissues and let me know what you think of The Shack movie. 🙂  Here’s the link to the trailer if you have not heard of it yet.

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