01 May 2009

"The Shack", "Little Heathens" and "'Til We Have Faces"...

I just finished "The Shack" and though I loved it, I have mixed feelings. I believed it to be a non-fiction account of a real experience the whole time I was reading it only to realize it was purely fiction after finishing it.

I realize it says "A Novel" right under the title on the title page, but who really looks at the title page? LOL! So, basically, this is a theologians' guess at what God is like and what He thinks about various things. What really bothers me is that I don't think he tried very hard to be sure we new it was fiction at the beginning. It just kind of bothered me.

It just goes to show that we shouldn't go too crazy over anything but God's Word. It's easy for us, as humans, to want to have someone hand us God in a box, when in reality, there's no shortcut to seeking God and having a relationship of our very own.

I didn't actually finish "Little Heathens". It was okay at first, but I was kind of turned off by the chapter devoted to learning how to cuss and found her attitude toward God a little too depressing. Some of the down-home stuff was interesting, but I sensed a cynicism in her that I didn't find attractive. Anyway, that's just one person's opinion!

Now I'm going to try "'Til We Have Faces" by C.S. Lewis

Au revoir for now!

1 comment:

  1. I read Little Heathens a couple weeks ago because my mom was born in 1931, and I wanted to know more about her life on a farm in those days. I found the book interesting, but I ended up skimming the end. I agree with your thoughts about that book.

    I was hesitant to read The Shack, but I'm glad I did. I have loved and served the Lord for years, but this book helped me to see Him in an even more loving way. I would like to read it again when I can take my time and really digest the depth of it.