Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Shack

As I wrote in my previous blog the book, The Shack, impacted me a great deal. I feel jump-started to start writing my own book again. Let me quote a snippet from the back cover.

“In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?””

Author Eugene Peterson endorsed the book by saying, “This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s Pilgrim Progress did for his. It’s that good!” Those are strong words from one of the great Christian theologians of our time.

The Shack is not a theological treatise. It is a fiction book, with a fresh telling of God’s love for us—a love and compassion that we cannot ever fully understand this side of heaven. I thank God for granting artists, musicians, and authors the gifts and talents to reveal afresh the goodness of God.

To prepare God's people for works of service,
so that the body of Christ may be built up.”

Ephesians 4:12 (NIV)


1 comment:

Sonya said...

Hi Susanne,
If you get a chance, you should go to the shack website to see if you can find out about the author. The story of his difficult life with great abuse makes the creation of this book amazing to me. I know it's because God has truly healed him from the inside out!

Maybe I'll get a chance to meet you at the she speaks conference in June and we can talk about the Shack some more.