I read this book in late 2008 when the Lord was only beginning to build my awareness and discernment that such alternate “gospel” narratives were being sold in “Christian” bookstores, and creeping into the churches. I recognize now that it has been in the works a very long time, but Satan is nothing if not subtle (for the uninformed) in his deceptions. I regret that I passed my copy to my brother and his wife. I actually corresponded with Young, specifically asking him to clarify some things, so my doubts were there, but as someone who loves to read a good story, at the time I thought it was a way of trying to put the whole experience of Christianity in terms the average unchurdhed person can relate to. I now understand the danger that very thing creates because we can never win souls by trying to be more “relatable”, more like the lost. There needs necessarily to be a difference put between the Holy and the profane. Satan’s agenda is all about convincing everyone that one is just as good as the other, or worse, convince them that what is profane is good, and what is Holy is evil. Choosing the profane and unholy is always a rejection of what is righteous and Holy. And it always increases the darkness or blindness of those who embrace it. Love not the truth, believe the lie, it’s as much an immutable spiritual law, as the laws of physics. You can’t compromise with evil or negotiate with terrorists, and Satan is a terrorist, who happens to be the prince of this world for now. But his time is running out, Praise God!–S.T. Lloyd
Christian leaders who have issued warnings about William P. Young’s bestselling novel “The Shack,” which portrays God as a woman and espouses universalistic beliefs, state that if the scheduled national film release is faithful to the text of the book, its distribution could “far outweigh” the harm already done to souls through the printed page.