Thursday, September 4, 2008

"The Shack"

"The Shack" by William P. Young is an AMAZING book that i think you ALL should read. basically, it is theology in a novel. it's about a murder that leads a man to have an unusual and incredible encounter with God.

this book challenged my view of God, it made me see him in a different light. it explained many questions and elaborated on concepts that i was familiar with already. it helped me to see God in a way i had never seen him before - a God who, although is complex, wants to have a relationship with me that is quite simple - a close, growing, and loving relationship. it also challenged the way i live in relationship to other people. my relationships with others should mirror my relationship with God. to simply love and serve someone (without expecting something in return) and have them love and serve you is to be in a relationship the way God intended it to be.

we so often put God in a box. the Sunday school version of who we think God should be, how he should act, what he should look like. Although Jesus is fully human, he is fully divine, and therefore God (the trinity) is not bound by our human limitations. however, sometimes He limits himself to be on our level to have an intimate relationship with us - wrap your mind around that one. :D

all this to say. this book was incredible! i couldn't put it down. i borrowed it from the bookstore i work at, but i want to buy it so i can mark it up and write notes in the margins. i would recommend buying it so you can mark it up and refer back to it later. and after you read it, i'd like to know what you thought of it, so leave a comment or e-mail ( or facebook me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

reading it now, even as we speak!