Monday, July 28, 2008
I was given a book a few weeks ago by a Brother in Christ called "The Shack". He told me how powerful the book was and that it was a great way to tell others about Christ. He told me that he had distributed several copies and that everytime he went to the Christian Bookstore he saw several people buying multiple copies to give out to others. In fact, during my next trip to the local Christian Bookstore, an employee told me he was reading it for the second time and it was "unbelievable."
As a law enforcement officer, I can be very skeptical and in this case I must admit I was. Come to find out, I may have been the only person that had not heard of this book. It was self published with a $300 budget and has now sold over one million copies and is number one on the best seller list. I had high hopes. A million copies of the Gospel Message going out to many unbelievers. Well, "The Shack" didn't exactly turn out like I was told it would.
Denying the Trinity, Universalism, and many religions leading to Heaven are just some of the serious problems with Christians handing this book out to others. Of course this is not new. Christians have been combating half truths and no truths for some time and it simply makes the Great Commission even more important.
Let me encourage you to watch the below video and read the detailed review below.
A reader's review of The Shack