Review of the shack movie christianity today
Joshua by Joseph F. GirzoneRooted in a scrupulously accurate reading of scripture, Joshua is a profoundly moving, deeply inspiring book that no reader will ever forget.
Sometimes it happens. After two thousand years, the human race may be given a second chance.
When Joshua moves to a small cabin on the edge of town, the local people are mystified by his presence. A quiet and simple man, Joshua appears to seek nothing for himself. He supports himself by working as a carpenter. He charges very little for his services, yet his craftsmanship is exquisite. The statue of Moses that he carves for the local synagogue prompts amazement as well as consternation.
What are the townsfolk to make of this enigmatic stranger? Some people report having seen him carry a huge cherry log on his shoulders effortlessly. Still others talk about the child in a poor part of town who was dreadfully ill but, after Joshua’s visit, recovered completely.
Despite his benevolence and selfless work in the community, some remain suspicious. Finally, in an effort to address the community’s doubts, Joshua is confronted by the local church leaders.
A graduate professor of mine liked to say that every attempt to explain the Trinity is heresy—every metaphor overemphasizes either God's one-ness or his three-ness. In his bestselling novel, The Shack , William P. Young tries to explain the Trinity. You can see where this is going. At number 11 in book sales at Amazon.
Feb 13, Over the last few months I have been hearing more and more about a book titled, The Shack , written by William P. Young, who goes by his middle name, Paul. Although some, like my mother, are profoundly disturbed by its content, others are saying that it is one of the best books they have ever read. Furthermore, virtually every theological heresy begins with a misconception of the nature of God. The Shack is no exception.
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Mar 12, We were at a movie theater.
This week in the UK, a film opens on multiplex screens across the UK, in which the Christian message is explicitly presented. For large portions of its running time, characters talk in depth about some of the great enduring questions of life and existence, and address some of the almost unanswerable questions around human suffering and a God who seems to choose when to intervene. It arguably presents the most significant opportunity in living memory for Christians to introduce their faith to their friends through an engagement with mainstream culture. Yet so far, excitement about the film has been strangely muted, because there's just one small problem: the film is based on controversial best-seller The Shack. There seem to be many reasons why certain vocal Christians are uncomfortable with William P Young's million selling literary behemoth a key one is probably that none of their books have ever done quite that well. Some argue that it presents an imperfect or incomplete picture of the Holy Trinity, while others worry that it wanders into the most dangerous territory of all for modern Evangelicals: the doctrine of universalism.