The Shack – a must read (then see)


I have both read the book and watched the movie “The Shack” by William Young. 


For those who wish to say that this movie is HERESY, they are just plain WRONG and here is why. If they would have read the book, they would know that this book was a biography written by William Young of am man named Mackenzie Allen Phillips. It is basically the story of his life, and includes the time when he was unconscious from an auto accident he had. During that time, he had a sort of vision in which he saw God and learned the things that he learned, which are recorded in the biography. In other words this is a TESTIMONY. So how can a testimony be blasphemy?  


Now the author, William P. Young freely admits that Mack may not have remembered everything correctly, but it was written to be as accurate as possible of what Mack remembers in his vision. I think that those who look at the movie without reading the book are operating on incomplete information. This is what Mack SAW in his vision. For those of us who read the book, we understood that going in. To me the highlight of the book is chapter 11 entitled “Here come da judge.” It gives a wonderful perspective and a great lesson on how and why we judge other people, and why we are almost always wrong in this judgment.  


I was very touched by reading chapter 11 in the book. It was an AHA MOMENT  for me, and I was emotional throughout the movie, as I saw this vision come to life. I highly recommend the book, and after reading, it the movie. I can tell you personally that it has changed me….I believe for the better. Here is the trailer:


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Rob Pike

D. Robert Pike (Rob) is a retired Engineer and husband of his beloved wife Ida. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts Degree from Webster University, and Ph.D in Theology at Trinity College and Seminary. He is the author of three books: 1. God’s Promise of Redemption, a story of fulfilled prophecy, 2. God's Purpose for Hell, a compelling probe of God's love for the lost 3. Jehovah's Witnesses, Modern Day Arians or Not? and is a member of New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte, Florida. He lives with his wife of 33 years in Southwest Florida in the winter, and Indiana in the summer. His life verse is Proverbs 3:5,6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

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