I read The Shack probably around ten or so years ago. I was going through a phase where I was buying all sorts of books. I read The Shack in a few days and felt profoundly affected, though I’ve forgotten how it affected me but I do remember thinking that God could possibly be a girl. I thank God He knocked that foolishness from me.
Instead of writing a review from the vague memories I have of The Shack, here are two that I have recently read that do a pretty good job at reviewing.
I really like this review because Doug points to why it is attractive and it hits a cord with people, like it did with me some years ago. But Doug also hits why it’s just theologically blasphemous.
This isn’t a straight review of the book, but it was one I read and one I enjoyed. He does a good job in demonstrating how Christians can write the kind of fiction that images forth God without saying that this image is God, but he does so by comparing Aslan of Narnia to Papa of The Shack.