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Randal misses the point
on 24 June 2013
I am a huge fan of "The Shack" and having had a "Mack" experience myself (though thankfully not ending in mutilation and murder) I feel that in his criticisms of the book "The Shack" Randal Rauser may (or may not, I am not a Theologian) have made some relevent theological statements, but has completely over-looked the whole point of the book. Which is, as I see it, to present the GodHead in such a way as to tear down some religious or denominational misconceptions about the Holy Trinity in such a powerful and inspired way as to actually restore some of its readers faith in God, and understanding of how and why He acts the way he does. This is nothing short of miraculous, and has fully restored my relationship with God. And that of others wiith whom i have spoken.
I was originally lent a copy ten or so years after my "Missy" moment, and it undid all the damage caused by ten years of not undersanding why God allowed it to happen, and the subsequent stagnation of my relationship with Him.
If you have not read the Shack, READ IT NOW!!! If you have, find a better book appraising it than this.
How sad that Randal Rauser, a Man of God is, with his lukewarm anaysis of the "Shack" possibly denying needy people their restoration.