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Finding God in The shack : seeking truth in a story of evil and redemption / Roger E. Olson.

By: Olson, Roger E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2009Description: 160 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780830837083 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0830837086; 9781607519638 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1607519631 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Young, William P. Shack | Christianity in literatureOnline resources: Contributor biographical information
Contents:
Why a book about The shack? -- Where is God in senseless, innocent suffering? -- Is God really a family of three? -- Is God in charge but not in control? -- What's wrong with the world and us? -- Does God forgive everyone unconditionally? -- What does God want with us? -- Will child abusers be in heaven? -- Isn't Jesus a Christian? -- Where is the church in experiencing God? -- Is trusting God all sweetness and light? -- How should we respond to The shack? -- Study guide to Finding God in The shack.
Summary: Roger Olson, who has faced his own Great Sadness, finds a good deal of comfort in this much beloved, story as have so many others. Some may ask, however, Is God really like that? Is that really how God responds to evil? Can God be trusted? Olson also views The Shack with a theologian's eye and finds much sound truth. He delves into many of the significant issues raised by the book such as forgiving those who have done us great evil, how God acts in the world, how God is three persons in one and what difference this makes to us. While he offers his own criticisms of the book, he largely finds the truth about God in The Shack. --from publisher description
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Why a book about The shack? -- Where is God in senseless, innocent suffering? -- Is God really a family of three? -- Is God in charge but not in control? -- What's wrong with the world and us? -- Does God forgive everyone unconditionally? -- What does God want with us? -- Will child abusers be in heaven? -- Isn't Jesus a Christian? -- Where is the church in experiencing God? -- Is trusting God all sweetness and light? -- How should we respond to The shack? -- Study guide to Finding God in The shack.

Roger Olson, who has faced his own Great Sadness, finds a good deal of comfort in this much beloved, story as have so many others. Some may ask, however, Is God really like that? Is that really how God responds to evil? Can God be trusted? Olson also views The Shack with a theologian's eye and finds much sound truth. He delves into many of the significant issues raised by the book such as forgiving those who have done us great evil, how God acts in the world, how God is three persons in one and what difference this makes to us. While he offers his own criticisms of the book, he largely finds the truth about God in The Shack. --from publisher description

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