The Shack

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  1. Willie T

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    Thought it was a great film, and it made me want to read the book...... Which was just as great.
     
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    As of this writing I have read The Shack and am currently reading Baxter Kruger's book, The Shack Revisited. Overall I liked the book. At least certain aspects of it. I went into reading it understanding that the book uses metaphor exclusively. Lots of symbolism going on and frankly it was fun exploring some of the themes of the book.

    I'm still really processing all I've read so far. Next I'm reading a book by Randall Rouser. After that, a few books by critics. All waiting for me on my kindle. I'd better get at it. ;)
     
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    Oh because of bias.if I came from a jw background and I do.the first thing I need to know is the nature of God accurately and that isn't hard.I was hardcore antitrinitarian.imagery means something.if bodily appearence means little why not call God adonis? Bezelebub?
    The word el simply means god.yet words and in this case images convey meaning.

    Both mormon,and jw teach forgiveness, I can argue that Jesus need not to have died on the cross but a stake.a jw teaching and they teach nearly the same. One must believe he died,rose and be baptized their way to be allowed into the millenial kingdom.

    It's a half truth.
     
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    I have the book, got it out of curiosity last year. Never read it fully. I may try to finish it at some point.
    Some interesting points have actually been raised in this thread.
     
  5. Willie T

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    I think one of the most startling revelations about the book is the fluid and constant unity between the three characters used to exemplify the oneness of the Trinity. There is no time that one is operating on their own without the complete awareness and agreement of the rest. And anytime Mack spoke with one, the others received his needs and meanings equally and instantly..... actually, even beforehand.
     
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    Seems I remember another more recent thread about this movie, but this is the most recent one I found in my search. I watched this would our 16 year old daughter last night, and I was surprised how much I loved it. I remember being concerned with some aspects of the book, so I went into it prepared to pause it and talk to her about some things along the way. But I never wanted to pause it! And I'm sure our teenage daughter preferred not to stop and get a lecture throughout it.

    Sure, there are some missing pieces of the Law and the Gospel, but as far as Hollywood goes, we'll never see everything we want. The perfect film to some here would be theologically offensive to others.

    This was a well done film with a deep focus on the Triune God. Some do not appreciate how the Trinity was portayed, but what are they holding out for? We clamor for faith-based films with wholesome values, and then many believers denounce them when they don't align perfectly with their theology.

    Loved this film.
     
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    I'll finish reading the book eventually. But as I understand it the author recently published another book that revealed some off-base doctrinal teachings. Still, if you know true teaching, false teaching should be fairly easy to pick out, I assume. It won't deter me from reading the book anyway, but I might be more wary than I would be otherwise.
     
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    After reading The Shack, I read "Finding God In The Shack" by Randal Rouser. This book, by Rouser, is the one to read. Really digs deep into the theological ideas from the Shack and I loved Randal's book. It made me appreciate The Shack all the more.

    I've not read the most recent book by The Shack author.
     

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