I’ve had a number of people ask me about the book “The Shack.” I recently was loaned a copy to book read. And I have to be honest and say that I wouldn’t suggest reading it. Why? In my view it is heretical and in opposition to sound Bible doctrine.
For starters, I have a real problem with the God the Father being a large black woman and the Holy Spirit being also being a female. I know some will say… “Lighten up! It’s just a novel!” Answer: Trust me… I am holding back. At least I’m not sending death threats like the radical Muslims when their faith is in their view misrepresented in a novel (Salmon Rushdie). It’s just when it comes to God I tend to take things a little serious.
But rather than taking up a lot of room writing my thoughts… I found a clip by pastor Mark Driscoll who puts what I believe into clear easy to understand terms.
You can also hear Dr. Al Mohler’s thoughts by clicking here. His comments about the book begin at 11 minutes and 22 seconds into the program… if you’d like for forward through initial matters.