Unauthorized Theological Critique
Author: Tim Challies
Publisher: Nimble Books LLC
In this booklet I hope to guide you through The Shack. We will look at the book with a charitable but critical eye, attempting to understand what it teaches and how it can be that opinions about the book vary so widely. We do this not simply to be critical, but as an exercise in discernment and critical thinking. We will simply look at what the author teaches and compare that to the Bible.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Author: Thomas Mulholland
It was our home away from home. It was a gathering point, a place to go when there was nowhere else to go. If you wanted to find a friend, the first place to look was The Shack What is "normal"? And how does the past affect the present? In his early teen years, Tommy Carter's family falls apart. He finds something with his friends that he can't find with his family; he discovers that peace of mind is found at the bottom of a bottle, even if only temporarily. Everyone drinks at the age of fourteen, right? It's the late 1960s, and the world appears to be coming apart at the seams. Politicians continue to be assassinated, and the United States becomes embroiled in yet another war. The lives of four boys in a small Midwestern town mimic the turbulent times as their worlds crumble around them. Tommy and his friends (Jake, Mitch, and Ralphie) find that to survive, they must rely on each other-and alcohol. The Shack is a first-person account of families destroyed and youth interrupted-of troubled times when a family history of alcoholism can affect lives in ways that are understood only many years later. It's a story of dysfunction, friendship, addiction, redemption, and eventual forgiveness.
Author: Randal Rauser
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
What would it be like to lose your youngest child to a serial killer? And then to have God invite you out for a conversation at the very shack where the terrible deed took place? And then imagine that the door to that shack of horrors opened . . . and before you knew it you had been swept up in the motherly embrace of a large African American woman? This most unlikely of stories, as told in William Young's The Shack, has become a runaway bestseller and it is easy to see why. But even as lives have been transformed through this book, other readers have sternly denounced it as a hodgepodge of serious theological error, even heresy. With one pastor urging his congregation to read it and another forbidding his congregation to, many Christians have simply been left confused. Aware both of the excitement and uncertainty generated by The Shack, theologian Randal Rauser takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the pages of the story. In successive chapters he explores many of the book's complex and controversial issues. Thus he explains why God the Father is revealed as an African American woman, he defends the book's theology of the Trinity against charges of heresy and he considers its provocative denial of a Trinitarian hierarchy. But at its heart The Shack is a response to evil and so Rauser spends the final three chapters considering the book's explanation for why God allows evil, how the atoning work of Christ offers new hope for a suffering world and ultimately how this hope extends to all of creation. Through these chapters Rauser offers an honest and illuminating discussion which opens up a new depth to the conversation while providing the reader with new opportunities for Finding God in The Shack.
Author: Gary Deddo,Cathy Deddo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Millions of readers of William Paul Young's The Shack want to know, Is God really that good? Is this the same God we find in the Bible or not? Is the Trinity really like what we find in the novel? And what about evil in the world? How much does The Shack help us understand why it exists and how God deals with it? Here are clear, insightful responses to the questions so many people want answers to.
Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption
Author: Roger E. Olson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
The Shack has touched millions of readers with its portrayal of a compassionate God in the face of great evil. Many have identified with the main character's Great Sadness, the terrible burden of grief that often accompanies and follows a deep loss, for the Great Sadness is part of the human condition. And it compels us to ask, Where is God? Who is God? Roger Olson, who has faced his own Great Sadness, finds a good deal of comfort in this much beloved, story as have so many others. Some may ask, however, Is God really like that? Is that really how God responds to evil? Can God be trusted? Olson also views The Shack with a theologian's eye and finds much sound truth. He delves into many of the significant issues raised by the book such as forgiving those who have done us great evil, how God acts in the world, how God is three persons in one and what difference this makes to us. While he offers his own criticisms of the book, he largely finds the truth about God in The Shack.
Author: Angela Shears,Shae Cooke,Tammy Fitzgerald,Donna Scuderi
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Reflections from The Powder Room is an enjoyable discussion of The Shack as seen through the diva senses of four diverse women who meet again in the Powder Room online chat space. This unofficial companion guide exposes the real life side of The Shack and discuss: Relationships good, bad, ugly. Spiritual life natural and supernatural. Family life functional and dysfunctional. Their quirky selves. Whether you are a Christian, a nonbeliever, or a not-sure-about-religion person, these conversations will keep you smiling,and thinking long after you have closed the Powder Room door behind you.
There Is More Going On Here than You Ever Dared to Dream
Author: C. Baxter Kruger
Publisher: Hachette UK
Wm Paul Young's 2008 novel THE SHACK was a publishing phenomenon all over the world. Now respected theologian C. Baxter Kruger enlarges and articulates more fully the vision that Wm Paul Young created in THE SHACK. An exploration of the Trinity, the nature of God and our relationship to him, this book picks up where THE SHACK left off, and answers many readers' questions.
Author: Wm Paul Young
Publisher: Hachette UK
The powerful story found in THE SHACK stole the hearts of millions and rocketed to fame by word of mouth, making it a phenomenon in publishing history. Now, THE SHACK: REFLECTIONS FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR provides an opportunity for you to return to the shack with Papa, Sarayu, and Jesus, in a fresh and unique way. This 365-day devotional contains meaningful quotes from THE SHACK along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by Wm Paul Young to inspire, encourage and uplift you every day of the year.
Author: William P. Young
Publisher: Windblown Media
Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.
Author: Jeanette Voyzey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Two worlds collide when Caroline Connaught (Carrie) and Charlie Jones meet by a bench in a pub garden. Not much is known about Charlie’s background. Carrie is orphaned during World War II and raised by an aunt, going on to win a place at Oxford University. Having graduated during the post-war gloom with not too many job prospects, we join Carrie and Charlie as they embark on a life together on the East Coast, which gives them three children and an adopted shack facing the North Sea. Charlie converts the shack into something resembling a holiday home. Carrie home tutors all three of her children and works as a curator in the local Maritime Museum. Theo, her eldest son, is quite brilliant; Phoebe is our drama queen; and Jack is the youngest and doesn’t really have the drive and ambition of his siblings. Their lives are a mishmash of fun and laughter coupled with hard work and dedication. They were never going to set the world on fire, but they would have a jolly good try.
The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-outs
Author: Sofia Borges,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
From weekend homes to get-away cabins, this architecture embodies our longing for relaxing in nature.
Author: Krysia Andrzejczak
The Cats in the Shack by Krysia Andrzejczak uses rhyming verses to tell the story of homeless cats who find refuge in an abandoned shack. The musical rhymes capture the imagination while tackling the issues of racism, relationships, religion, marriage, abandonment, love, and freedom. This 44 pp softcover book features water color illustrations by the author. The cats become a metaphor for people who struggle with poverty and homelessness.
A Journey into Spiritual Recovery
Author: John Mark Hicks
Publisher: ACU Press
How can wounded people come to believe that God deeply loves them? Many have enjoyed William Young's The Shack, even if they puzzled over the book's actual meaning and theology. While some were quick to dismiss it as fiction, The Shack isn't really fiction at all. It's a modern day parable. Meeting God at The Shack shows hurting people how to read this story with profit and come to know God more fully.
Ein Wochenende mit Gott
Author: William Paul Young
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
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Author: Michael Gabriel
Publisher: Independently Published
15-year-old Justin Spencer is a loner with a tragic past, whose devotion to his deceased father is threatened by his mother's remarriage to an abusive alcoholic. Justin has long accepted his father's death, but the fact that his mother was willing to put both of their lives at risk for a man created turmoil between mother and son. Determined to stop the abuse and heal their relationship, Justin's mother schemes up a plan to escape with Justin and start a new life in an old house in the quaint fishing town of Sherbrook, Maine. It is here that Justin befriends Natalie Boyer, an attractive yet enigmatic 16-year old girl. But when Justin discovers that his new friend is hiding a dark secret and needs his help, it will lead him down a dangerous path of discovery, and one which he will have to walk alone if he is to uncover the truth and help his new friend before it's too late.
Irish Poets in the Foothills and Mountains of the Blue Ridge
Author: Paul Muldoon,Eilean N Chuilleanain,David Wheatley,Vona Groarke,Ciaran Carson,Medbh McGuckian
In The Shack, contemporary Irish poets reflect on their time in the foothills and mountains that straddle North Carolina and Virginia. The volume is a conversation in poetry and prose across a wide array of circumstances and decades that was generated by Dillon Johnston's bold venture in launching an Irish poetry press at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1975, WFU Press remains the major publisher of Irish poetry in North America. For nearly forty years it has acted, in Johnston's words, as "a mediator between the American reader's consciousnesses, the world we inhabit, and an other world that we otherwise could not." During the burgeoning years of the Press, Johnston, with his wife and co-publisher Guinn Batten, brought many Irish poets to Wake Forest University and to their own mountain hideaway in nearby Virginia, which was nicknamed "the shack." The Shack is therefore dedicated to Johnston and Batten in celebration of the connection they created between this region and Ireland. The complex relationship between the Appalachians and Ireland has long been noted, but seldom as personally and artistically as in this book. Beginning with a reverie in the foothills, moving through meditations on nature and culture and on the old world meeting the new, and ending with a hand spinning a globe in Carolina, these poems and reflections bring with them a transatlantic consciousness that has increasingly come to define our lives. Not only did Wake Forest University Press bring the globe to Carolina, but also, in its way, introduced Wake Forest University to the world.