An Interview with the author of “The Shack”

Steve Brown, speaker, former pastor, writer, radio host, and until last week a full time professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, is no theological liberal. Yet he loves “The Shack,” which many of my favorite theological types cannot stand. I’m going to be talking about this book, why it’s so popular, the controversy around it, and what if anything we can learn from it. In the meantime it might help for you to listen to Steve Brown’s interview with the author, William Paul Young.

In an earlier post, I spoke about my favorable impressions, but I want to flesh that out for people, especially those who have had differing reactions or heard some pretty awful things about the book. So, join us Sunday night at 6 and we’ll delve into “The Shack.”

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  1. Parts of it I loved – parts I loathed. [Jesus is THE way – not the “best” way.]

    Here’s another endorsement. Maybe she and Steve Brown could get together?

    Actress Demi Moore (Ghost, G.I. Jane, A Few Good Men) is the newest voice endorsing William P. Young’s The Shack (Windblown Media/Hachette Book Group USA). On her Twitter account, Moore praised the book, relaying quotes and telling the author she was “tremendously moved.” She said she’d “definitely recommend” the “powerful” and “life-changing” novel for those with issues with God or Jesus, also pointing out it’s not about “religious dogma.” Moore’s husband, Ashton Kutcher, also said it sounded like a “must read” based on her comments and quotes. Finally, the actress also introduced Young to her Twitter followers by his Twitter account, telling her followers to give him “a warm welcome.”

    • Joel, in listening to Young, rereading the book, and reading other posts on his blog, I do think he believes Jesus is THE way. And I am encouraged that very public “religious seekers” are reading and recommending the book. They could do much worse. Thanks for your comment.


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