Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Shack

Have you read it? I know that some of you are on facebook with me so we were able to discuss it a little bit there. But some of you asked after reading my update so wanted to share my thoughts here.
I had no idea when I picked it up what it was about. If you know me, you know I read. And read, and read. I finish one book and go to the next. I had not heard much about it, except a friend said I should read it. The beginning was so hard to take, wasn't it? So sad. And it was VERY deep. I am so not in a place to do this kind of thinking right now! Give me Twilight where I can read about vampires falling in love and just read, not think. ;-) However, I pressed on through the book despite it making me sad and think. And I was glad I did.
I have read many reviews on the book and I just have to giggle. Some people take it SO literally. "oh the theology, oh this is not biblical, oh this and that". WHO CARES! It is a book. You don't have to buy it and you do not have to read it. I swear people on amazon need more to do than pick apart every sentence!
What I walked away from it was this. A different look at the 3, God, Jesus & Holy Spirit. Be it what is "biblical" or not, I don't really care. I think it helped for ME to see them in a different light, and maybe understand them in a different way. It also REALLY made me examine my relationship with God, my daddy. Is he my God, this person who dictates my life and determines my steps? Or is He my daddy, the one who leads me in my steps and holds my hand as I walk them. Is He the one who I find comfort in? Is He the one I WANT to know and hear? Does he love me, REALLY love me? Do I love Him? Does he love those I know who are unsaved?

See, I told you it made me think to much!

Despite the very sad start, I thought it painted God as so real, and so loving. Which is how I picture Him as. That He really DOES love His people. Sometimes I feel that others make Him to be more of the "dictator". And so to read a story of Him as the loving Father I imagine, it was good for my heart.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Unless you want to tell me to check my theology, then just go comment on amazon! ;0)

1 comment:

Mom to my China Posse said...

Ok feel me in on this book. I don't read awhole lot but looking for a book to have while Rachel is in surguery Friday.