This book has been talked about more than any other than perhaps the Purpose-Driven Life and Wild At Heart in the last year. I knew there were some complaints coming from the Reformed Baptists (but they complain about everything) about it affirming libertarian free will and a non-hierarchal Trinity. Those are two things I affirm, so I would probably like it. But I had no idea about this:
Al [Moher , president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.] tried to get the book banned but was unsuccessful because the theologians of his denomination (the Southern Baptist Convention) ‘could find nothing unorthodox in The Shack that would warrant it being removed or banned,’” Young reported last Wednesday.
Banned? Banned? Now I really want to read this book. Another lesson learned, the more you tell people not to read things the more you make them want to read it. It may be alarmist, but it is effective advertising.