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

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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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16 out of 16 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    An Outstanding Read Absolutely Beautiful

    I have read The Shack several times. Kruger is a perfect follow-on to Young. He is an outstanding theologian and fluid writer.
    Kruger is non fiction. He writes of deep theology, and I know you will agree with the forward by Paul Young who states, "If you want to understand better the perspectives and theology that frame The Shack, this book is for you.
    I love this book, and know you will too.

    Mark H. Harris
    Rochester MN <><

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Wonderful!,

    I read this book after having read and reread The Shack, which by the way I plan to read yet again. ANYHOW! I really enjoyed revisiting it. It allow me to disect and digest each incident as it happened which was really a great opportunity for me because I often speed read, now more by habit than when I first learned the skill. Revisiting it kind of slowed the pace and made the read more enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend it to family and friends. Pastor, Mary Jackson

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    One of the best books I have ever read

    One of the best books I have ever read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    You will be blessed!

    This is awesome.BK brings reality to our moment by moment relationship with Jesus by helping us understanding the relationship of the Father Son and Holy Spirit to each other. His words open heaven so that we can understand more clearly how Much we are loved ,cherished,embraced by a personal God. Enjoy!

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