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The Shack Revisited: There Is More Going On Here than You Ever Dared to Dream

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Outstanding book!

I loved The Shack.Have read it 3-4 times, took it as a class in one church and taught it as a class in another. The Shack gave me more insight into the nature of the Trinity than anything else I've read, learned, or experienced. So when I saw the prepublication reviews ...
I loved The Shack.Have read it 3-4 times, took it as a class in one church and taught it as a class in another. The Shack gave me more insight into the nature of the Trinity than anything else I've read, learned, or experienced. So when I saw the prepublication reviews on Kruger's book, I knew I had to have it. It's different from The Shack, which is a novel. Kruger's book is nonfiction and takes a look at the concepts that Young presents in The Shack from the point of view of a theologian. It's deep, but not difficult. A little slower read, because you want to stop and let his points sink in. Young himself has said that this is the best book written about The Shack. I have read several books about it, and learned something from all of them, but this is by far the best. You will need to read The Shack before delving into this book, or you will not know what he's talking about.

posted by sueh70 on December 1, 2012

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17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Would not recommend unless you want a course in theology.

I was really looking forward to reading this book as I had read "The Shack" five times and enjoyed it every time, the first time taking me less than 24 hours to complete the book, I love it! Also my husband and I bought a case of the books between the two of us and gave...
I was really looking forward to reading this book as I had read "The Shack" five times and enjoyed it every time, the first time taking me less than 24 hours to complete the book, I love it! Also my husband and I bought a case of the books between the two of us and gave them away to friends and relatives to read. My husband is a pastor and he and I both found the book a refreshing change for the explanation of ones relationship with God. That should explain why I was so anxious to read this book. I was extremely disappointed with C. Baxter Kruger's take on Paul Young's book. He made what Paul had simplified for people into a difficult quagmire of words that people can not even pronounce. He said it would not be a book on theology but in my opinion that is exactly what it has turned out to be. It is like reading the fifth chapter of Genesis, it just goes on and on.
I was excited with Paul Young's explanation of the trilogy, because for the first time it made since to people who had a difficult time understanding it. Then I read C. Baxter Kruger's book and it put it right back into the dump of despair for anyone who was confused to begin with, except I think it might have added a little to that already confused state.
I don't believe that I need to belabor the point much longer, needless to add I would not recommend that you waste your hard earned dollars on this book unless you need something to help you sleep at night or are reeeallllly into theology, a lot of repeating of Paul Young's book, which I'm sure you've already read and could just read again and someone else's interpretation of the Bible.

posted by PASTOREDSSTELL on November 19, 2012

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

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    Would not recommend unless you want a course in theology.

    I was really looking forward to reading this book as I had read "The Shack" five times and enjoyed it every time, the first time taking me less than 24 hours to complete the book, I love it! Also my husband and I bought a case of the books between the two of us and gave them away to friends and relatives to read. My husband is a pastor and he and I both found the book a refreshing change for the explanation of ones relationship with God. That should explain why I was so anxious to read this book. I was extremely disappointed with C. Baxter Kruger's take on Paul Young's book. He made what Paul had simplified for people into a difficult quagmire of words that people can not even pronounce. He said it would not be a book on theology but in my opinion that is exactly what it has turned out to be. It is like reading the fifth chapter of Genesis, it just goes on and on.
    I was excited with Paul Young's explanation of the trilogy, because for the first time it made since to people who had a difficult time understanding it. Then I read C. Baxter Kruger's book and it put it right back into the dump of despair for anyone who was confused to begin with, except I think it might have added a little to that already confused state.
    I don't believe that I need to belabor the point much longer, needless to add I would not recommend that you waste your hard earned dollars on this book unless you need something to help you sleep at night or are reeeallllly into theology, a lot of repeating of Paul Young's book, which I'm sure you've already read and could just read again and someone else's interpretation of the Bible.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Disappointed

    Not at al what expected, I thought it was a cont. Of the shack, very disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    I honestly do not know what all the fuss is about this book. I f

    I honestly do not know what all the fuss is about this book. I finally decided to read it and see for myself. I have to say that I am really disappointed. I expected a much more gripping story than what I thought it was going to be. To be honesty, I think that this book is a collection of rambling, taking thought and notions of the bible and then just spouting all of out in confusing ways that I think just winds up sounding confusing. I have to say that I am not really a religious person, so I might not be as "into" this kind of thing as another person might be, butt I found the entire thing a tremendous letdown. One book  that I just finished reading for the second time is Earth Angel by Jeff Fuell. It is in the same vein as this kind of book, but it has a much more gripping book with a more exciting story. The main character in the book actually meets both God and the devil and gets their take on what a lot of things mean.. The author surprised me a good deal because, in his opinion, a lot of what  we might think we know is completely wrong. He even makes the devil a likable guy, which is something that I never thought I would say. Anyway, I am rambling now. Forget about this rambling mess and read Jeff Fuell's book. If you like this sort of thing the I guaranteed you that you will not be disappointed. 

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