Finding God in the Shack: Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption - eBook  -     By: Roger E. Olson
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IVP Books / 2009 / ePub

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The Shack has touched millions of readers with its portrayal of a compassionate God in the face of great evil. Many have identified with the main character's Great Sadness, the terrible burden of grief that often accompanies and follows a deep loss, for the Great Sadness is part of the human condition. And it compels us to ask, Where is God? Who is God? Roger Olson, who has faced his own Great Sadness, finds a good deal of comfort in this much beloved story, as have so many others. Some may ask, however, Is God really like that? Is that really how God responds to evil? Can God be trusted? Olson also views The Shack with a theologian's eye and finds much sound truth. He delves into many of the significant issues raised by the book, such as forgiving those who have done us great evil, how God acts in the world, how God is three persons in one and what difference this makes to us. While he offers his own criticisms of the book, he largely finds the truth about God in The Shack.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: IVP Books
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780830877928
ISBN-13: 9780830877928
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The Shack has touched millions of readers with its portrayal of a compassionate God in the face of great evil. Many have identified with the main character's Great Sadness, the terrible burden of grief that often accompanies and follows a deep loss, for the Great Sadness is part of the human condition. And it compels us to ask, Where is God? Who is God? Roger Olson, who has faced his own Great Sadness, finds a good deal of comfort in this much beloved, story as have so many others. Some may ask, however, Is God really like that? Is that really how God responds to evil? Can God be trusted? Olson also views The Shack with a theologian's eye and finds much sound truth. He delves into many of the significant issues raised by the book such as forgiving those who have done us great evil, how God acts in the world, how God is three persons in one and what difference this makes to us. While he offers his own criticisms of the book, he largely finds the truth about God in The Shack.

Author Bio

Roger E. Olson (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of (both InterVarsity Press) and (Westminster John Knox). He is also coauthor of and (both with Stanley J. Grenz, InterVarsity Press), and of (with Christopher A. Hall, Eerdmans).

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Finding God in the Shack, written by Roger E. Olson, is a readers’ guide to the recent hit novel The Shack by William P. Young. Though the writing is succinct, the materials and subject matter are heavy and aimed toward readers of greater spiritual maturity. Reader alert: Within the first chapter Olson reveals and begins explaining the story in its entirety, including the ending, so those who have not read The Shack may want to set this book aside until after reading the original.

Olson, also author of Questions to All Your Answers and Who Needs Theology?, tackles not only the positive spiritual impact of The Shack, but also the conflicting theologies that may confuse Christians. For example, in Chapter 4, titled, “Is God in Charge but Not in Control?,” Olson says Young “is over the top” in a passage describing God’s submission, but later in the same paragraph he writes, “There is some truth in it, but surely it could be expressed in a better way.” His style allows for both negative and positive aspects of the book to come to light, providing a neutral, yet informational, look at the spiritual elements of The Shack.

The most valued aspect of Olson’s guide remains his unwavering honesty and bravery in trying to tackle meaty and mysterious Christian questions, including why bad things happen to good people, why there is evil in the world, whether Jesus is more Jew than Christian, and how God can be comprised of a Trinity. Olson does not back away from making a valiant attempt to provide explanations for these difficult topics and rarely falls back on the stereotypical answer of “God works in mysterious ways.” He also makes a point to analyze the praise and problems that The Shack presents to theology and its sometimes vague representations of God. Olson takes into account that The Shack is a work of fiction and, therefore, he allows for a certain range of creative license, while simultaneously making an imaginative work applicable to furthering walks of faith.

Finding God in the Shack contains complex and heavy themes, yet explains them in a simple manner that readers will appreciate. It is the perfect reading companion to The Shack and is highly recommended to the Christian community. – Nan Johnson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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    Loved reading the different perspectives.
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    Perspectives presented gives you more options to think about.

    Very interesting. Also really enjoyed "The Shack".
  2. Bible study teacher
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 15, 2010
    Bible study teacher
    This book really helped us to put a more Christian light on The Shacks weaknesses allowing for meaningful and insightful discussion. While there is another book of the same name, don't be fooled. Olson has done his homework on this one. Anyone you says otherwise hasn't read it with an open mind if at all.
  3. Kirk Morris
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    June 10, 2010
    Kirk Morris
    I would like to encourage those who have not read the book (The Shack) to do so. For most of my life I have struggled w/ and been suspicious of the idea(s) and truth of Gods forgivness.The book (The Shack) aided me in my journey of understanding more of Gods forgivness causing me to reach into my past and forgive real people who hurt me deeply. Don't let the spiritual legalists turn you away from this amazing book. "All good things come from God"...This book is one of those things. I hope God will bless you and touch your heart and understanding w/ this book. The way He did me.
  4. Frances Hilaire
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    May 10, 2010
    Frances Hilaire
    A good read...helped explain some things that I would not have thought of in relation to the book. As I have very little experience reading the bible, this book really broke it down and still did not condemn the book as other people have.
  5. Jimmy Stewart
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    January 30, 2010
    Jimmy Stewart
    Hm, I read "The Shack" which is a sad, sad mix of New Age spirituality, politically correct quasi-theological blabber and the inklings of a horror flick. Now this book is a commentary to "The Shack"? Like what is the Matthew Henry Commentary to the Bible? We should soon have The Shack study vs. a regular Bible study...
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