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I love to read and I remember a few years ago when a book titled The Shack came out it was everywhere and seemed like everybody was reading it. I added it to my list of books to read, however, I was in the middle of a series of books and wanted to finish them first. The beginning of this year I got around to reading “the Shack”. I loved it!!
I had heard from some people in our church what a great book it was, so I was looking forward to sitting down with a cup of coffee or hot tea and being swept away to another place as I read this novel. Then before I started reading it I had 2 people ask me different questions about this book and they were not very positive. Both questions dealt with God being a woman, so now I had to go read it. I loved it, in fact, I couldn’t put it down!
Let me chime in my opinion about the God being a woman thing (if you haven’t read the book this will not ruin it for you) I have always thought of God as a male gender in my mind, however, the Bible says His name is the great “I AM”. If you have been abused by a man it might be hard to view God as a man, which is the case in this story. I think the author does a great job explaining that when the character questions Her being God. God also appears as a man in the story after healing and forgiveness have taken place. In case you’re wondering, Jesus is always a human man.
With all that said let me say this – The Shack is a novel not a theology book. The Bible is our only foundation to live by. So when you read novels, enjoy the book and don’t try to argue theology. If you ever feel like a book is causing you to question the Bible, stop reading and put the book down. The only book we have to read is the Bible.
Personally, I loved The Shack. It is a book I will read again. The author just did a great job writing the book. In my mind the author did a great job of going from a dark, grey and dreary to life, light and peace. I loved the way Father God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit interacted. It is one of the best examples of the trinity I’ve read. The trinity still blows my mind, but The Shack did a great job of giving me a word picture of the trinity.
Forgiveness is a theme that runs throughout The Shack. Whether or not you’ve read the book, forgiveness is a topic that we all know something about!
You can win a copy of The Shack by simply sharing a brief thought on something God has taught you about forgiveness. Leave a comment in the Comment Section below and on Friday, we will randomly choose a winner! Please make sure to leave your email address in the comment so we can contact you!
Here’s to great books,