I didn’t expect to like it. I honestly didn’t. Anything that gets Kathy Lee Gifford raving? C’mon…
But… it was moving.
I’d encourage you to borrow or buy a copy. Think it through. And see what message you hear in its pages.
I found myself pondering the deeper questions of the faith through the allegorical story of THE SHACK more than any of the pounds of theological reading I have had to do in the last week. (Hey. That’s not surprising.)
I’m sure the fundamentalists will hate it. (You’ll see why when you read it…) And maybe that, in itself, is the best reason of all to pick up a copy!
The words of Psalm 130 kept coming to mind…
Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD;
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
If you, LORD, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Israel, put your hope in the LORD,
for with the LORD is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.
SO if you have been “in the depths” and wondered “WHY???” I think you will find God’s peace and comfort as you read…