What About “The Shack”?
A new book called, The Shack, is taking the Christian sub-culture of our country by storm. Despite the book’s popularity among Christians, believers are divided on whether this book is biblically sound. Where Eugene Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver says it “has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim Progress did for his,” Dr. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says, “This book includes undiluted heresy.” While singer and songwriter Michael W. Smith says “The Shack will leave you craving for the presence of God,” Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle says, “Regarding the Trinity, it’s actually heretical.”
For the sake of brevity (= those who want your info quick and trust me!), let me simply say you should pass on it; Mohler and Driscoll are right. But for those of you who want to know why I think you should pass on it, read Tim Challies review of the book.