God, the Bible and the Shack [NOOK Book]


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830863679
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 7/27/2010
  • Series: IVP Booklets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 210,670
  • File size: 92 KB

Meet the Author

Deddo, Ph.D. (systematic theology under James B. Torrance, University of Aberdeen), M.Div. (Fuller Theological Seminary), is an acquisitions editor for InterVarsity Press. Before that he was an associate director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's ministry to graduate students, with national, regional and local campus responsibilities (in Southern California and in Princeton, New Jersey).

Deddo is an ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUSA) and has also served as campus chaplain at two universities. During the past six years he has taught systematic theology as an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) and Eastern University. He has written a number of articles for journals such as The Scottish Journal of Theology and The Evangelical Quarterly. His book Karl Barth's Theology of Relations: Trinitarian, Christological and Human: Towards an Ethic of the Family is published with Peter Lang. With his wife, Cathy, Deddo also wrote George MacDonald: A Devotional Guide to His Writings with Selections (St Andrew Press, 1996).

Cathy Deddo (M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary) is a former InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff member and has taught women's Bible studies for twenty years. She and her husband, Gary Deddo (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) currently provide Bible study resources and seminar opportunities at www.trinitystudycenter.com. Deddo previously published A Devotional Guide to the Writings of George MacDonald (St. Andrew, 1996).

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Short but insightful

    It's hard to cover the depths of a book like The Shack in 15 short pages, but the Deddos have managed to hit the high points well. The Shack has so many profound insights into the nature of God, evil, suffering, and I thought that Gary and Cathy Deddo were effective in pulling them out. First of all, The Shack in not the Bible, and they pointed out that we should not expect it to substitute for the Bible. Wm. Paul Young, the author of The Shack, has presented his own theological interpretation of some of the truths of the Bible, in words and images that moderns can identify with, and the Deddos affirm that he stays within traditional theological boundaries in doing so.

    The Trinity is an aspect of God that many people have difficulty in understanding, and the Deddos point out that The Shack's portrayal of the love of God expressed through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one of its strong points. I certainly agree. While the images Young uses to portray the Trinity are quite unusual, they do shake us out of our sterotypical thinking and make us think about the true qualities of God.

    A major hangup that many people have with religion is the problem of evil and where God fits in. God, the Bible, and the Shack points out that this is a major theme of The Shack, and that it reveals many truths about this issue in a way that should be reassuring to those who struggle with the problem of evil.

    I wish the book were longer, but I did find it to be an insightful commentary on one of my favorite books.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Recommended following The Shack.

    Helps explain "The Shack" Helpful.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Gee a two paragraph sample

    Read James de Youngs rebuttal of the Shack if you want the truth

    1 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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