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Burning Down 'The Shack': How The 'Christian' Bestseller Is Deceiving Millions
Millions have bought into the theology of Paul Young, whose book The Shack portrays God as a loving, black woman. Similar changes in appearance were given to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The story of pain and redemption then resonated with the public. But is Young's worldview important? Is his theology that big a deal? James De Young thinks so. In fact, it's so important tha ...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by WND Books
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James B. Young gives a great critique of the novel, the theology behind it and its author. He first lays out the context of background history of the interactions he has had with its author. This was helpful as it gave further insight into both the theology and the author. In addition Mr. DeYoung provides 5 appendices that further clarify issues within the book.
May 23, 2011 Jeff rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YES
Recommended to Jeff by: God Led Me To It
Of the more than 20 books I have had a privilege to read over the past year (2010), this book is in my top 5 for sure. Not only is the author a more than 12 year friend of The Shack author, but "every" page is backed up with tons of Scripture straight out of The Bible. I don't know about you, but after reading The Shack almost 2 times now, I felt a burning in my heart and soul to dig deeper into finding out what The Shack author was trying to convey. Even "fiction" stories come from "life" exper ...more
Worst book ever, written by a most hateful legalistic Christian. And we wonder why people are leaving the Christian faith in droves. I didn't even make it through the first quarter before putting it...no THROWING it down. I wish there was a negative star rating.