One of the greatest pieces of fiction that has come in the last 20 years is the book The Shack written by William Paul Young. This book has introduced God in a way that has many people thinking. While there is some theological discrepancies I have with this novel I will admit that it has definitely caused conversation and I believe that is a good thing.
Because of this, C Baxter Kruger has written a book The Shack Revisited. This particular book deals with some of the issues raised in the shack in relation between God and man. One thing to note is that he doesn’t actually extract pieces of the novel to use or rather use as a novel as a springboard to go deeper into certain topics that the shack has brought about.
I was a little disheartened by this because I was hoping he would go into some of the issues raised in The Shack rather than using the book as a means to discuss certain theological teachings.
One such area was the idea that God seems less judgmental of people. God is holy and righteous and this causes Him to judge people based on His holiness and glory. Kruger did not address this and was bothered that he did not.
Thus, I would exhort my readers to look at written works by the following men to help understand what God, through the Bible, has told us about Himself and His ways:
- Dr. John MacArthur
- Dr. R.C. Sproul
- Dr. Ravi Zacharias
- John Calvin
- John Wesley
- Stephen Charnock
- Robert Murrary M’Cheyne
- A.W. Tozer
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.