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#327042 - 04/02/10 12:00 AM The Shack
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Anyone read it? Reactions??

I read it in two days.... Wow, lots to think about!

Jim

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#327076 - 04/02/10 05:21 AM Re: The Shack [Re: Jim1961]
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Yes I read it, of course one could understand that a man of my beliefs wouldn't see the wow, in it. But I'm glad it spoke of good things for you.

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#327080 - 04/02/10 07:45 AM Re: The Shack [Re: earlybird]
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Jim -

I have not read it but had heard others talk of it a few years ago. I went to Wikipedia and read the overview of the book. Sounds like a very interesting book especially in dealing with personal pain.

Thanks for sharing.


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#327088 - 04/02/10 10:07 AM Re: The Shack [Re: Jim1961]
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jim, i have read it and i must say, with all due respect, i am really shocked at your approval of it, understanding your conservative position regarding dogma and religious ideas in general, and this book is far from sub>
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#327192 - 04/02/10 11:38 PM Re: The Shack [Re: Sans Logos]
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Thanks Ron. My T actually suggested it. The Shack i thought was most pertinent to me regarding Forgiveness. It's something I'm focusing on now.

I've read all kinds of books on philosophy, science, etc. I'm partial to CS Lewis from a "worldview" perspective. The "quantum" book sounds interesting...

Thanks for the response, I know that this a BUSY weekend for you. smile

Jim

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#327212 - 04/03/10 09:06 AM Re: The Shack [Re: Jim1961]
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jim, your original comment seemed to beg a less specific focus, so i apologize for the tongue in cheek response. yes, i can see the core value of the book the shack was its focus on the topic of forgiveness. as such, my recommendation of the other book is really not pertinent to this particular topic, but i still recommend it as a great read for anyone who is interested in expanding their awareness of fresh theological perspectives.

have a great easter celebration,

ron

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#327316 - 04/04/10 07:20 AM Re: The Shack [Re: Jim1961]
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Yes I read the book several months ago. I had heard that our church was having a book study of sorts regarding it and a few others that I had spoke with had read it and found it quite interesting.

I enjoyed the way it helped to brake many ingrained images that had been planted in the minds of people. And as well as the importance of forgiveness in our lives.

Steve

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#330630 - 05/02/10 11:16 AM Re: The Shack [Re: mapleleafsn]
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I just found out that the author (William Paul Young) is a CSA survivor! That makes sense to me now!

I HIGHLY recommend it!

Jim

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#330635 - 05/02/10 12:33 PM Re: The Shack [Re: Jim1961]
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Read it Loved it !
It pushes the envelope...
challenges the ruts of the religious!

c

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#341215 - 10/01/10 01:42 AM Re: The Shack [Re: calv]
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i just read this book and i got to say it is now one of my favorites. there where so many things this book spoke to me .

some of the conversations with the trinity where very thought provoking and i even have had some of the same thoughts about religion and so on. but great book this book is up there on my list . next to
the "bait of Satan"
and the book "breaking unhealthy soul ties"

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#341230 - 10/01/10 08:48 AM Re: The Shack [Re: nltsaved]
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Spoiler Alert.

Started The Shack, but got to part with the with the big African mama. Thought of Oprah. Never finished the book. Tried a time or two, read the ending while bypassing the middle of the book. Was a waste of time for me, A lot of my friends thought it was a great read.

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#341233 - 10/01/10 09:00 AM Re: The Shack [Re: Justafarmer]
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Greg,
Could you explain a little more why the "Oprah" image was a deal-breaker for you?
I ask that only because I know of some others who have felt the same way -- that is, that the "Oprah" image was a negative for them.
I just don't get that at all.

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#341239 - 10/01/10 09:46 AM Re: The Shack [Re: EvanCan]
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Ive read this book found it hard to understand and follow.

James

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#341245 - 10/01/10 10:27 AM Re: The Shack [Re: james 1959]
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I read it and I loved it...
its one of those books...either readers love it or hate it...

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#341249 - 10/01/10 10:38 AM Re: The Shack [Re: james 1959]
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Evan,

First, I am not a fan of Oprah. At times, her physical appearance has been rather large. To me, she does not bring a picture of a warm and loving person. More of an arrogance type of person. My opinion only.

I have not watch a tv show of her's, but have seen small parts and it is nothing on which I want to waste my time. My workdview and her worldview are very far apart. Politics, religion, lifestyle differences to name three.

I really love that God gave us free will. That means I don't have to like what other people like.

To others, she may be the perfect model for the role of a large African mama in the book, but not for me, so that is the deal breaker.

Greg


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#341252 - 10/01/10 11:08 AM Re: The Shack [Re: Justafarmer]
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no comment



Edited by itrahan (10/01/10 11:13 AM)
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#341253 - 10/01/10 11:49 AM Re: The Shack [Re: itrahan]
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I had written a very spirited post to Greg, an attack on social ill wills & preconcieved notions. I realized my anger was not justified by the previous post and reread it. Due to my anger each time I got something different, realizing that I am triggering once again which has been fairly regularly the last few days, I believe due to the place I am in recovery. I don't consider myself an Oprah fan of sorts, don't agree w/ severalnf her perspectives, but I think the old saying..."Throwing The Baby Out W/ The Bath Water" applies. It was only through her bringing this Male CSA to light by revealing a 20 yr broken marriage and referring folks to MS that a light came on in my head, begining my recovery journey. Give credit where credit is due. I realize this thread was about a book alone...my bad.



Edited by itrahan (10/01/10 11:52 AM)
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#341257 - 10/01/10 12:28 PM Re: The Shack [Re: itrahan]
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itrahan,

I meant to offend no one. If I offended you I most certainly apologize. I can be quite plain spoken at times.

I am sorry you were triggered my my post. Just yesterday I was triggered by the news, of all things.

Please accept my apology. I meant no offense.

Greg


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#341260 - 10/01/10 01:06 PM Re: The Shack [Re: Justafarmer]
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greg.
No apology needed....your post was ok, my perception was all over the board. I am in an awkward place just now, all is good. This is a safe place to voice our persoanl opinions, all is good.


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