Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The Shack- Book Review
1. It's a work of fiction but suggests that it's a real story (all great fiction books do this)
2. The main character is a well thought out, realistic portrayal of a father who has suffered a great loss and blames himself for the inability to protect his children.
3. The main character after suffering a great loss encounters God in very unique and extraordinary ways.
4. The descriptions of God are rather interesting, original, maybe off-putting to some but are valid in regard to the style of story-telling.
5. Those descriptions do not follow any major orthodox view of God.
6. The book challenges traditional views of God
7. If you have lost someone in your life close to you, it will provide some answers and help the grieving process.
This is a first and rather brief view of the book. I plan on leading a few small groups to help process and discuss some of the views of God expressed in the book. Watch the church e-news and bulletin for more info. Probably have those groups in September. If you are searching for a great, quick read, I would 100% recommend reading "The Shack".