[asa] The Shack

From: <mrb22667@kansas.net>
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 16:52:25 EST

Just finished a novel which I think to be truly inspired (& its a current
popular seller, no less): "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young

As long as people don't get too bent out of shape trying to hold the author up
to standards of infallibility as if he was setting out to write/rewrite
Scripture, then they should be able handle this novel for what it is, bursting
with gems. -A guy having a conversation with God in a shack. While many
orthodox will be shy about recommending this, it is their loss if they don't
read it from cover to cover. I'm excited if this is actually going to become
widely read, and I heartily recommend it to anyone here. Let me know if you do
--I'll want your thoughts.

Although it was in no way about evolution/creationism, but instead about
relationship (the word evolution doesn't even occur), here is an excerpt where
the author comes close:

starting from p. 134;

"I've never given it much thought, really," said Mack, intrigued by the
direction their chat was taking. "So was there really an actual garden? I
mean, Eden and all that?"

"Of course. I told you I have a thing for gardens."

"That's going to bother some people. There are lots of people who think it was
only a myth."

"Well, their mistake isn't fatal. Rumors of glory are often hidden inside of
what many consider myths and tales."

"Oh, I've got some friends who are not going to like this," Mack observed, as he
wrestled with a particularly stubborn root.

"I'm so surprised," Mack said a little sarcastically, and smiled... So tell
me about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."

 <end of excerpt>
..the rest of the book wisely stays away from disputable controversies like
this, and centers on the important thing: relationship with Christ himself.


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