From the author of the bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of twenty-eight assumptions about God—assumptions that just might be keeping us from experiencing His unconditional, all-encompassing love.
In his wildly popular novels, Wm. Paul Young portrayed the Triune God in ways that challenged our thinking—sometimes upending long-held beliefs, but always centered in the eternal, all-encompassing nature of God’s love.
Now, in Wm. Paul Young’s first nonfiction book, he invites us to revisit our assumptions about God—this time using the Bible, theological discussion, and personal anecdotes. Paul encourages us to think through beliefs we’ve presumed to be true and consider whether some might actually be false.
Expounding on the compassion fans felt from the “Papa” portrayed in The Shack—now a major film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer—Paul encourages you to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God’s deep and abiding love.
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Thought provoking and makes you think for sure about the rules we place on our relationship with God as well as how many try to use God for their own selfish agendas . If you can’t understand that you just refuse to.
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Should have stopped at the shack
This is basically Paul’s dissertation on theology which is absent of scriptural relevance and depth and turns God into someone scripture would not recognize. I have defended people reading “the shack” and actually think it’s a pretty decent read as long as the person can leave it at fiction and not try to draw spiritual principles from it. Like dan browns books however, this seems to be beyond the capability of most people. But at least the shack is fiction where as this particular book is flat out heresy. Not only does he deny the basic principles of the Christian faith and Jesus own words, but he paints God as this being that is at odds with himself. Struggling between grace and justice.
I think this book should be read by theologians as an example of “easy heresy” masquerading as theology.
To much talent wasted on bad theological principles. It’s too bad. He really is a gifted writer.
Most should pass on this one.