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Burning Down 'The Shack': How the 'Christian' bestseller is deceiving millions

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9 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

A must read for everyone who read "The Shack"

Finally, a book that provides proof of the unbiblical statements and ideas of the popular book, "The Shack", by William P. Young. It is utterly frightening how many people, including pastors, have been deceived by "The Shack". The god of "The Shack" is NOT the God of th...
Finally, a book that provides proof of the unbiblical statements and ideas of the popular book, "The Shack", by William P. Young. It is utterly frightening how many people, including pastors, have been deceived by "The Shack". The god of "The Shack" is NOT the God of the Bible. People who claim that "The Shack" brought them closer to God are being misdirected and decieved into believing in a false god.

"Burning Down the Shack" compares the concepts and ideas of "The Shack" with the Bible. The author provides references to the Bible so you can you can verify every false idea and statement. "Burning Down the Shack" is not confrontational - it is simply an analysis that is backed by the Bible. It is a must read for everyone who has read "The Shack".

While "The Shack" is a fictional work, it is clearly not being regarded as fiction. MANY people claim "The Shack" brought them closer to God, and this demonstrates "The Shack" is not simply being read as fiction. Quite honestly, even as a fictional book, "The Shack" is offensive to God, the Bible, and Christianity. I cannot stress enough that "Burning Down the Shack" is a must read book. The first few pages alone provides plenty of evidence of the many unbiblical statements, concepts and ideas that "The Shack" contains.

The author, James B. De Young, is professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary, Portland, OR, where he has taught for thirty-four years.

posted by J_Andries on July 27, 2010

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24 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Lame

Why are you focused on God being a black woman? Do you even understand why God showed himself as that in the book? Instead of writing in conflict with ones book who has helped MANY come to salvation or return to God, write your own and keep focus on Gods goodness rather...
Why are you focused on God being a black woman? Do you even understand why God showed himself as that in the book? Instead of writing in conflict with ones book who has helped MANY come to salvation or return to God, write your own and keep focus on Gods goodness rather than judge.

posted by 4507319 on October 6, 2010

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