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Posted July 5, 2012
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.
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