It was and is a powerful book…
It was and is a controversial book…
The Shack created more spiritual dialog among people of every stripe than any book had for a long time.
Personally, I love books that cause me to think, but for some people, books that make them think, or offer a different perspective are to be feared, banned or burned…this is sad and unfortunate.
Paul Young, the author of the Shack, spoke four times over an August 2009 weekend at the church I pastor. In all honesty, it was perhaps one of the most powerful weekends I have experienced, and trust me, I have experienced many.
The ministry that poured out, the grace and healing so many people experienced are hard to describe, yet unforgettable in my soul. Paul was amazing, authentic, a lover of Jesus, and simply a man sharing his journey, through fiction, of how God met him in his “Great Sadness.”
@ was a blessing to the many believers, seekers, and wonderers who spilled through our doors
So, while the theologians posture, getting ready to battle at the throne of truth and error, and ultimately miss the point yet again, I’d encourage you to see the movie and take some time to listen to the four speaking sessions that Paul presented at SVA…I will provide the links below.
Paul built each session to compliment the next, so pull up a chair, relax and enjoy the teaching, questions, and honesty that was poured out at SVA.
God is larger than we can ever imagine…and He can work with our questions, wounds and struggles…
Session 1: Saturday 8/8/09 9am- Paul discusses the origins of the book with great Q&A session.
Session 2: Saturday 8/8/09 7pm: Paul discusses the metaphors and Trinity in The Shack
Session 3: Sunday 8/9/09 9am: How God works in the Great Sadness
Session 4: Sunday 8/9/09 11am: Seeing things with fresh eyes