For some, the book and movie, The Shack, by Wm. Paul Young, has been life changing. It has helped many who have struggled with experiencing God as unapproachable and capricious. It is “good news” to discover that God deeply cares and strongly desires to be with us. He always acts with our best interests at heart—even when we don’t understand why bad things happen in our lives.
For some, The Shack became a stumbling block due its portrayal of God as a woman—an African American woman–and received criticism from many for what it did or did not biblically communicate. Our thoughts? We believe the picture of God in The Shack portrays the true heart of God from Scripture, especially when we, like Mack, experience suffering and tragedy in our lives and need to know his heart for us. This far outweighs any criticisms we have read.
God is neither male…
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