Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

The Shack (William P. Young, 2007) [2009-08-15]

When Jesus was asked, "What is the greatest commandment?" Jesus responded: "The greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, strength, and soul -- and the second is like it: to love your neighbor as yourself; on this hang all the law and the prophets" (paraphrased from memory).

The novel The Shack never cites this passage specifically, but it's arguably at the heart of the book: that relationship is at the heart of how we are called to be, that we must be in loving relationship God (God who is Trinitarian because God's essence is Love and love cannot exist outside of relationship) and that all our other relationships must be rooted in that model of relationship.

This isn't new(s) to me, so I wasn't blown away by the book like some people have been. Plus there were a variety of little things that just didn't quite work for me.
Tags: books: read, religion: christianity

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