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Finding God In The Shack [Paperback]

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Pages   161
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 3, 2009
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830856501  
EAN  9780830856503  


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Item Description...
What would it be like to lose your youngest child to a serial killer? And then to have God invite you out for a conversation at the very shack where the terrible deed took place? And then imagine that the door to that shack of horrors opened . . . and before you knew it you had been swept up in the motherly embrace of a large African American woman? This most unlikely of stories, as told in William Young's The Shack, has become a runaway bestseller and it is easy to see why. But even as lives have been transformed through this book, other readers have sternly denounced it as a hodgepodge of serious theological error, even heresy. With one pastor urging his congregation to read it and another forbidding his congregation to, many Christians have simply been left confused. Aware both of the excitement and uncertainty generated by The Shack, theologian Randal Rauser takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the pages of the story. In successive chapters he explores many of the book's complex and controversial issues. Thus he explains why God the Father is revealed as an African American woman, he defends the book's theology of the Trinity against charges of heresy and he considers its provocative denial of a Trinitarian hierarchy. But at its heart The Shack is a response to evil and so Rauser spends the final three chapters considering the book's explanation for why God allows evil, how the atoning work of Christ offers new hope for a suffering world and ultimately how this hope extends to all of creation. Through these chapters Rauser offers an honest and illuminating discussion which opens up a new depth to the conversation while providing the reader with new opportunities for Finding God in The Shack

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What would it be like to lose your youngest child to a serial killer? And then to have God invite you out for a conversation at the very shack where the terrible deed took place? And then imagine that the door to that shack of horrors opened . . . and before you knew it you had been swept up in the motherly embrace of a large African American woman? This most unlikely of stories, as told in William Young's The Shack, has become a runaway bestseller and it is easy to see why. But even as lives have been transformed through this book, other readers have sternly denounced it as a hodgepodge of serious theological error, even heresy. With one pastor urging his congregation to read it and another forbidding his congregation to, many Christians have simply been left confused. Aware both of the excitement and uncertainty generated by The Shack, theologian Randal Rauser takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the pages of the story. In successive chapters he explores many of the book's complex and controversial issues. Thus he explains why God the Father is revealed as an African American woman, he defends the book's theology of the Trinity against charges of heresy and he considers its provocative denial of a Trinitarian hierarchy. But at its heartThe Shack is a response to evil and so Rauser spends the final three chapters considering the book's explanation for why God allows evil, how the atoning work of Christ offers new hope for a suffering world and ultimately how this hope extends to all of creation. Through these chapters Rauser offers an honest and illuminating discussion which opens up a new depth to the conversation while providing the reader with new opportunities for Finding God in The Shack

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Randal Rauser (PhD, King's College London) is associate professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton, Canada. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including "God or Godless?," "Finding God in the Shack," and "The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver, and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails." He is a popular speaker who seeks to bring the truth of Scripture to bear on today's real-life issues. He lives in Alberta and blogs at RandalRauser.com.

Randal Rauser currently resides in Alberta. Randal Rauser has an academic affiliation as follows - Taylor Seminary in Edmonton.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
I don't get it.  Nov 30, 2009
I just posted this as a comment on Tim Challies' review. But I'm not sure how many this site customers read the comments to reviews so I'm bumping it up one level.
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Thanks Tim for the biblical insight. When is your book coming out? We need one on the subject. Everybody else seems to have jumped onto the Shack bandwagon.
Disclaimer, I have not read Rauser's book. I did check out "The Shack" from the public library.
Just wondering though, do either Olson or Rauser address Young's portrayal of "Jesus"? This is one of the things I just don't get. How can a professed follower of the Lord Jesus love a book in which he is pictured as earthbound and fallible??? How can a believer appreciate a writer who portrays "Jesus" as a clumsy oaf who drops a bowl of food and then is called "clumsy" and "Old Greasy Fingers"?! A "Jesus" who can not catch a fish that he really wants to. Do Olson and Rauser just ignore such blasphemous insults in their books or try to defend it in some way? Either position is inexcusable.
You wrote in your review, "Rauser shows that the doctrine of the atonement is missing from The Shack". Actually, the doctrine of substitutionary atonement is not just missing, it is contradicted and attacked. If "Papa" never left Jesus when He was crucified, then Jesus was never the sin-bearing Lamb of God and you can join Young in virtually spitting on the Bible. You might as well start cutting pages out and throwing them away (you may want to start with Isaiah 53). So how is Rauser able to say that he is "particularly fond" of the book?

The demonic tsunami of apostasy that is threatening to flood the 21st century church has three main tactics: attack the person of Christ, attack the finished atoning work of Christ on Calvary, and attack the reliability of God's Word. The Shack (and its author) has been used in all three areas. No amount of depicting God as loving (which I can read for myself in the Bible) will ever undo that. As I have said in other venues, all of the positive aspects of The Shack are just the warm milk to help us swallow the rat poison of Young's heretical theology.
By the way, I'm pretty sure God would forgive Young for writing this book. He would just have to repent first. That's how it works. As opposed to Shack theology, which appears to be all about how we can learn to forgive God. From what I have read here it doesn't appear that Rauser has made much of a call to repentance, more of a pat on the back.
 
great book  Nov 11, 2009
This book is a relevant and enlightening companion to "The Shack". Far from being "preachy", this book incorporates scripture to bring the reader to a deeper understanding of the theoloigical implications of "The Shack".
 
Finding God In The Shack  Oct 17, 2009
Having read The Shack twice and planning to do a group study on The Shack I found this book to be extremely helpful. It breaks down many areas such as the Trinity and it's meaning into understandable terms and gives biblical background to back up points of view. I found this book to be very helpful to me and I am looking forward to using it to help others to have a more in-depth understanding of the many messages in the book The Shack. Great Resource
 
finding god in the shack  Sep 12, 2009
I have read the other version of this book and I think both writer's give really good version's of their perspective of the book The Shack itself.
 
A Good Primer for those with Concerns  May 10, 2009
I approached Rauser's book with a few concerns, but probably not the ones that a typical reader might bring. I've read The Shack several times critically and had come to the conclusion long ago that the concerns expressed by some as to the theology were both overstated and also coming most often from those who lean hyper-Calvinist.

What I was concerned most about was whether this book, in its effort to address the theology, was going to do it some violence by focusing on those elements of the book which are really secondary to what the book is about in the first place. The Shack has many elements of Theology within it, but it was never intended to be a systematic theology. Approaching it in that manner misses a lot. It can be a classic case of missing the forest for the trees.

That said, I was encouraged as I read this book, that the author recognized and addressed this concern from the very start. Futher, by addressing the book in broad themes and by recognizing that those themes are better evaluated as a whole as opposed to nit-picking on isolated passages which are wrested from the context of the book by critics who are exercising their own biases.

I did not agree with every element of Rauser's critique but in the end I left feeling that is was fair and would give the reader who was perhaps concerned about The Shack or wrestling with the critiques of others the tools they needed to move beyond the nit-picking and understand where the author of The Shack is coming from.

In view of this, I recommend the book and give it 4 stars.

4 Stars

Bart Breen
 

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