Thursday, August 7, 2008

More on The Shack....

Tim Challies recently wrote another piece on The Shack by William Young, titled Open Mind, Closed Bible.

He makes some great points (again!) and warns readers that though the book may not be directly on Systematic Theology...the very fact that it talks about God and contradicts the Bible...that it is in fact Theological Fiction.

I highly recommend reading his follow-up.

If you missed his review, you can read it here.


Anonymous said...

There never was a claim that it was Theologicaly sound, it IS fiction and should be read knowing that is is fiction.

John said...

The problem is that is a fictional story that attempts to teach "truths" about God. If people say that they get closer to God by reading this book, then since it is a fictional book, then they have become closer to a fictional god. That's called idolatry.