Tuesday, December 30, 2008

And, Again, My Perspective is Changed

I just finished reading The Shack. It took me two days and I want to go back over most of it again. I had put off reading it for over a year because I pictured some intense, gut-retching experience that would just wring me out. And, to be honest, I didn't really like some of the things I heard about it. I'm not big on so-called Christian things that are "best sellers" and all hyped up. Many times it is more about the money and the power rather then a true act of worship to God. This book, however, is an eye opener. But, only if you want it to be.

I've been struggling whether to blog or not to blog about it. For those of you who may have not read it I would not want to put any preconceived ideas in your heads. Yet, this book just begs for a discussion. It is so profoundly unique and while I can't say it was life shattering, it certainly gave me some interesting things to ponder and pray about. It revealed some things in me that I need to change. Despite the controversy surrounding it, I was not offended by anything in this book. Uncomfortable, yes, but not offended.

So, I'm "polling my audience" and wanting to know if I started sharing a little more in detail about my thoughts of this book, would you be interested in commenting back your thoughts if you read it, too? Or, should I just leave it alone so as not to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it, yet?

I'm anxious to hear from you......


Trish (wheresthebox) said...

I am totally with you on tending to avoid things that "everyone" is talking about. This one is definitely worth the investment, however.

I would love to hear your thoughts and I think the book has been out long enough at this point. Maybe if you put a spoiler alert at the top of your post so people can decide whether to keep reading??

Thrills said...

I will be reading it soon. I have a copy, but just haven't started it yet.

Livin' Life said...

We were furtunate and read it before it was a big thing. I loved it and thought it had many things in it worth discussing. I agree with Trish just put a spoiler alert on the top of the post.

Like Mac I witnessed the search for my cousin and the discovery of his murder. I struggled for years about what happened. This book was a great eye opener at times.

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