Many books people like or not. Many books people recommend or not. Many books people acknowledge or not.
But sometimes books divide. Your reaction to that book determines someone’s reaction to you: “How could anyone in their right mind love/not love that book?”
The Shack is one of those books.
I know people who regard it as the book, other than the Bible, that has most touched their life. I know people who regard is as the book most dangerous to the Bible.
As a result, I’m curious.
- I want to know how many people have never heard of it.
- I want to know how many people have heard of it, but haven’t paid any attention to it.
- I want to know how many people have read it and thought, “okay, that’s interesting, but what’s the big deal?”
- I want to know how many people have read it and thought, “what exactly does that mean?”
Why am I curious? Because this week at our church, two of us are starting a three-week discussion of The Shack and we’re wanting to talk calmly and thoughtfully about it.
If you come here regularly and are in one of those four bullet point categories, I’d appreciate your comments. (If you love it or hate it, that’s fine, but I know how those two groups think about it. )
If you would feel more comfortable writing to me at jnswanson [at] gmail [dot] com, I’d understand that, too.