Saturday, August 23, 2008

"The Shack" - A Strong Warning

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all about a book, The Shack, that seems to be making the rounds - among Christians, and non-Christians alike. This book, a fictional story, has people highlighting and making notes of things they want to remember about "God'. Although it is a work of fiction, the book setsforth a whole host of theological ideas, all of which are nowhere near being in line with the truths found in God's Word.

I actually wanted to warn you about this book, and to encourage you to be aware of its growing popularity among "Christians". This book puts much emphasis on "new revelation", and on sick and twisted views of our High and Holy God.

I think it is important that all Believers be aware of the items of popular culture, that have the ability to confuse and blind professing believers and non-Chrisitans alike. Many who've read the book are buying multiple copies and giving them out to their friends - saved and lost, in hopes of encouraging them to seek God and to help them to know him more.

Knowing God is the most important thing a person can ever hope for in this life. So important that John wrote, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John 17:3 I too wish to encourage others to seek God while He may be found, I'd suggest looking for Him in the pages of His Word, the Bible, not in works of fiction.

I have not read this book and would consider reading it, to be more informed about the actual content, a waste of the precious days God has allowed me here on earth. You can read reviews at

Be aware, and beware,


Todd M said...

Here is a link to Challies review of The Shack.

John Edwards said...

Happy B Day! My youngest had his on the 22nd. John Edwards

Joanne said...

I've never read, nor heard of, The Shack. Your caution reminds me of the Left Behind books ... which I have also never read. I did however read a book called "God's Wrath on Left Behind" by Lisa Ruby. She includes many quotes from the books and biblical reasons why they are on the wrong track ... and leading Christians (and non-christiands) astray.
Worth the read IMHO. It's free on her website.

We are to "bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" ... can we honestly say we are doing this when reading a fiction book? We are to be 'redeeming the time, because the days are evil'. I'm sure there are much better ways we can spend our time here on earth than reading dangerous fiction books!

Thank you for the warning.

In Christ,

Lori McGuire said...

I am in total agreement.

My grandmother used to say that you don't have to handle poop to know that it stinks!

She's right!

I believe I'll give an account one day before the Judgment Seat of Christ and I have enough already to be accountable for so I'm not adding that to it. :O)