Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
The Shack has received rave reviews. It is a good book. It is a great read. The plot is interesting and I can give it high marks for that. Readers are taking the content as theology, it is a fictional book.
I have a personal relationship with God. I believe he is interested in every aspect of my life. However, He is God. He is not human. He is the creator. For me The Shack merely scratches the surface and does not begin to touch who God is. God is love but He is so much more. God cannot be explained. We must not take away the Reverence.
Having said that…
The Shack will make you think. It will have people searching their soul. You will look at some things in a very different light. This book will cause you to look closer to God and your faith. It can help you understand more about the bad things that happen in our lives. When we face difficult situations, we question why God lets bad things happen. The Shack demonstrates the role free will plays in events. We should learn to turn to God and ask for His help before making decisions. We all need to be close to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I chose this family for all my life and ever after.