read this book...


seriously. i finished it last night. it brings to life all the attributes of our amazing God. i love how the author paints pictures of how we are loved so intensely by God. really, go out and get it. if you want to borrow mine, let me know and i will send it to you. if you want to talk about the book, email me. whatever you do, read it!!!
be brave, friends.

3 comments:

mandy said...

Haven't read it yet... I've heard such mixed reviews and I'm not a big reader. so. well. yeah...

But the "pro's" for this book are incredibly compelling.

Melb. said...

Hi sweetie. I read this book awhile ago and am sorry to tell you that there are 13 heresies in it. While it was an entertaining read I am afraid that it would form the wrong ideas in the mind of an unbeliever. Waht are your thoughts?

Anna Willett said...

so i thought i would respond to melb here so that you could all know my thoughts...
first i should say that i don't think theology should be gleaned from any source other than the bible.
okay... so the reason i think this book is great is because of the word pictures that is gives of God. society has such a negative picture of who God is. the shack shows God pursuing a hurting, God-blaming man in spite of that man's attacks on God. i think we need to hear that God really does that. too many people think that God is sitting there waiting for us to worship Him when He is actually aching to be in relationship with us. when he does arrive at the shack, the trinity that he does encounter display the attributes of who God really is. i love the picture of the Father as a large black woman. in college i was part of a black church. and those "large, black women" were the most loving, welcoming and accepting people i have ever known. they loved first and asked questions second. i think that is how God is. He is standing there with arms open wide waiting for us to fall into them. do i think that God is actually a black woman? no. but i think that the characteristics that are typical of those people i have encountered are a glimpse of the ones that God has. i also think it is a great story of healing. i know a lot of people who think that being a christian means that your hurts are just "fixed" once you believe. but the fact is that God wants to walk us through the healing of those hurts to make us whole again. i think this book can be somewhat a salve to the soul of hurting folks. it is a story. just that, not theology, not the word of God, but a story and i think God can & will use it to reveal Himself to those who are hurting.
thanks for making me think through those things, mel. you are great!