Friday, July 18, 2008

The Shack

Have you heard of the book, "The Shack?"

If you have not you need to take some time to make yourself familiar with it.

In the world of publishing, some of the hottest real estate is The Shack, an unheralded novel from an unknown publisher that may have sold more than 1 million copies.

Described as "a guy-meets-God story," The Shack has rivaled the appeal of the first Left Behind novels - and it has spread largely on word of mouth from fans.

For the week of July 6, The Shack is No. 1 on The New York Times' trade paperback best-seller list, holding the top spot for the fifth week in a row.

Many bookstores, according to the Times, report receiving bulk orders.
Those sales are especially amazing, book sellers report, because The Shack was released last year with almost no publicity or advertising.

Instead of a New York publisher, the novel by William P. Young was released by Windblown Media, a small company founded by two California ministers for the expressed purpose of getting The Shack to the public.

You can read the entire news report at this link:

The book is being sold on

So of course this book has to be a great book for everyone to read and of course is biblical in it's theology! Well, not so much!

The following was found at this link: Truth

The Shack is being advertised as THE book that will help you "see God as you never seen him before". (that's an understatement!)

In The Shack 'god' the father is an African American WOMAN called Papa (a goddess!), 'god' the son is a plain looking Middle Eastern man with a big nose and 'god' the spirit is a small, delicate little Asian girl (another goddess!). The Shack also teaches the heresy of modalism and is chock full of other serious doctrinal errors.

Sadly, Christians are buying this book in droves and claiming that it's changed their lives or opened their mind to new ideas about God. But, this book teaches false doctrine, false theology and a false triune godhead and the author has publicly rejected the doctrine of Sola Scriptura.

This is not the one True God of the Bible and Christians should not read this book in their quest for finding spiritual truths because the false teaching is so bad and so dangerous that this book can only be classified as 'spiritual poison'.

Heed the warnings of scripture.
2Th. 2:9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Tim Challies Review of The Shack

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Anonymous Tony Cathey said...

This Book makes me sick. I had to warn some of my family members about it. People are getting deceived left and right. We have to let them know the truth!

July 20, 2008 at 10:16 PM  

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