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Old 06-08-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: east tn.
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pcamps- my only suggestion to you concerning the shack is to read it for what it is. a journey taken by one man with his creator who is lead from egypt (joseph prince-a preacher in sing-a-pore says its meaning is "double-stress" in hebrew) to the rest in canaan. as i am learning to receive my fathers love i am having to simultaneously choose to remain in canaan, in rest. the things i hold on to in the name of "defending the faith" have become a stronghold. a good friend has quoted c.s.lewis several times- the only thing faithful in most christians lives is satan. (or something like that)
there is so much good in the book- i am not going to allow fear to keep me from gleaning what my father has for me in the shack or any other book. he told me he's able to keep me until his return so i'm going to trust him. i hope you are set free to soar with the eagles as you are drawn to him. god bless you and keep you

p.s.- j. prince has been used by jesus mightily in leading me to his throne of grace. i highly recommend him as a teacher of grace.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:47 AM
 
Location: RI
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Your question was a loaded question. "The Shack" goes beyond scripture

I beg to differ, if scripture does not support it then it is not of God.
Fundy do you believe God can speak to us any other way than by the written word ?

I am reading the book and i am half way through it . I have not read anything so far remote to heresy.

I was going to save it for a good read on my flight to England , but after starting to read it i felt the need to make sure i read the complete book before i arrived in blighty , as the Lord told me 2 people( i have 2 copies) He would like me to give it to.

I would highly recommend the book to those who are hurting,broken hearted, desperate and asking God why? , because you will never find the God of all comfort in the organized church . You will find comfort through this book as it reveals the true character and nature of God.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:51 AM
 
Location: RI
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There is a part of me though, that believes that someone could read the book and come away with a warped perception of the nature of God. Especially when you have churches using it for Bible studies.
What about the pastors the organized churches are using to teach at bible studies who have been indoctrinated at theological school's

Far more dangerous in my opinion.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:53 AM
 
Location: RI
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There is no more warped perception of the nature of God that the one the fundamentalist literalists believe. IT amazes me that anyone who has developed even a small bit of the sensitivity and love that Christ taught and displayed unambiguously could EVER believe in such a God.
Amen
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:57 AM
 
Location: RI
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I was picking the book up at a store. "The Shack" was located near the bibles etc..... There was a woman looking over the bibles. When she saw me pick up "The Shack", she moved closer to me and gave me a really dirty look!
That means you should buy it .

What ever religion is against God is for and vice versa.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Default If you loved the Shack . . .

I loved this book. For me, it answered so many questions, as well as opening up new ways of thinking of things. Another book I recently read builds on this: Gita Nazareth's Forgiving Ararat. This book too explores themes of judgment and forgiveness in the face of violence. As a fan and publicist for this book, I'm interested to see what parallels are drawn between the two.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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Jason Pratt of www.evangelicaluniversalist.com critiques The Shack here. (Actually, it's a critique of Professor De Young's critique of The Shack, but it manages to simultaneously critique The Shack.)

I believe there is much that is true (and beautiful) about The Shack, but also much that is heretical, and that Pratt does an excellent job in distinguishing between the two.

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Old 12-24-2009, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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I realize this thread has been circulating for awhile but it was God's perfect timing that I just finished reading the book. My sister who has terminal cancer is not expected to live long and I have had a lot of difficulty dealing with the situation. In the past I had questioned why God would allow so much tragedy to happen and many of my loved ones have mentioned the same thing through the years and in different situations in their own lives.

My friend from So Cal recommended "The Shack" and sent it to me over Thanksgiving. God totally used it to minister to me and the book touched my heart and gave me a new "fresh" understanding of God's Love.

I don't think there is anything wrong with fictional books like the Shack, Pilgrims Progress, Narnia, etc. At least people are not sitting around on their computers watching porn or violent movies. Some people get so bent out of shape with everything just because it isn't the Bible it is wrong or unbiblical.

I just don't think God only gave "unbelievers" creative gifts and talents. The book is definately written by a believer and God can use anything to bring "truth" to his creation, even a donkey. I know lots of people are going to disagree with me but I didn't feel or believe that there was anything evil or unGodly about the book. In fact, I have never read my Bible as much as I have since I read "The Shack".

Michael W. Smith who I totally respect as a Christian musician and recording artist and whom is obviously gifted and anointed by the Lord recommends the book. Everyone is at a different place in their faith and we as Christians need to stop judging and start enjoying the different creative gifts of our brothers and sister.

Anyway, I just thought I would mention that I LOVED the book "The Shack".
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think there is anything wrong with fictional books like the Shack, Pilgrims Progress, Narnia, etc. At least people are not sitting around on their computers watching porn or violent movies. Some people get so bent out of shape with everything just because it isn't the Bible it is wrong or unbiblical.

....... Everyone is at a different place in their faith and we as Christians need to stop judging and start enjoying the different creative gifts of our brothers and sister.

Anyway, I just thought I would mention that I LOVED the book "The Shack".
Amen.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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I realize this thread has been circulating for awhile but it was God's perfect timing that I just finished reading the book. My sister who has terminal cancer is not expected to live long and I have had a lot of difficulty dealing with the situation. In the past I had questioned why God would allow so much tragedy to happen and many of my loved ones have mentioned the same thing through the years and in different situations in their own lives.

My friend from So Cal recommended "The Shack" and sent it to me over Thanksgiving. God totally used it to minister to me and the book touched my heart and gave me a new "fresh" understanding of God's Love.

I don't think there is anything wrong with fictional books like the Shack, Pilgrims Progress, Narnia, etc. At least people are not sitting around on their computers watching porn or violent movies. Some people get so bent out of shape with everything just because it isn't the Bible it is wrong or unbiblical.

I just don't think God only gave "unbelievers" creative gifts and talents. The book is definately written by a believer and God can use anything to bring "truth" to his creation, even a donkey. I know lots of people are going to disagree with me but I didn't feel or believe that there was anything evil or unGodly about the book. In fact, I have never read my Bible as much as I have since I read "The Shack".

Michael W. Smith who I totally respect as a Christian musician and recording artist and whom is obviously gifted and anointed by the Lord recommends the book. Everyone is at a different place in their faith and we as Christians need to stop judging and start enjoying the different creative gifts of our brothers and sister.

Anyway, I just thought I would mention that I LOVED the book "The Shack".
i agree--loved the book
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