The Shack: A Journey from Pain to Truth to Error, offers a new kind of critique of the novel and movie, The Shack, and it is being distributed by multiple distributors in multiple formats.
While the many Reformed and Arminian critiques are worth reading, this book offers a confessional Lutheran critique that focuses on the chief article of faith upon which the church stands or falls. The chief article is justification and the redemption we have in Jesus.
Looking for healing for his Great Sadness, the author of The Shack missed the consolation provided by Christian faith and ministry. Instead, he hit upon a particular strain of thought from the renaissance of Trinitarian theology that happened worldwide in the 1980s and 1990s. This theology has much to be commended. Tragically, however, it departs from the teaching of Scripture about the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for us on the cross. It denies the wrath of God on sin, and denies that Jesus bore that wrath for us. The Shack teaches a different theory of the cross that springs from perichoretic speculations about the Trinity.
The Shack: A Journey from Pain to Truth to Error is available in free eReader or PDF editions on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Scribd, Smashwords, Shakespir, Brothers of John the Steadfast, and here on Twin Stone Warden. The mobi-formatted edition on Smashwords works on Amazon Kindle, and the epub-formatted edition works on most other eReaders.
Amazon usually will not distribute a free Kindle edition, but as of this writing, it is distributing this book for free. (Previously it was $0.99). Amazon also distributes a paperback edition for $3.59.
Here are the links to where it is distributed (with more distributors coming in the next weeks):
- Twin Stone Warden PDF
- Steadfast in the Parish Edition on Brothers of John the Steadfast
- Kindle Edition on Amazon
- Paperback Edition on Amazon
- Barnes & Noble eReader
- Kobo eReader
- iTunes eReader
- Scribd eReader
- EPUB, MOBI and more editions on Smashwords
- Shakespir eReader