The Shack is a cinematic attempt at answering the age old question of, “Where is God when bad things happen to good people?”. Jeff, Dylan and Adam discuss how this film does in approaching such a complex issue. Does The Shack sell out the gospel with over simplified answers to complex questions or does it provide a solid foundation of theological discovery?
Initial Thoughts (00:39)
Review of The Shack (05:44)
Ratings and Redeemed Perspectives (54:31)
Based on the novel of the same name, The Shack follows Mack Phillips in the aftermath of his daughter's kidnapping. His worst fears are confirmed when the police discover his daughter’s blood and discarded clothes in a shack in the middle of the woods. Later, he receives a mysterious letter in his mailbox asking him to come to the shack once again. The letter is signed by ‘Papa’, the name his daughter used for God. Thinking is being lured there by his daughter’s killer he decides to go and soon realizes that it was not his daughter’s killer that brought him there, but God. And through a few days in the Shack, talking with various forms of the Trinity, Mack finally begins to deal with his grief.
From Our Review of The Shack
- The Shack by William P. Young (2007 Novel – Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Killing Jesus (2015 TV Film)
- Avatar (2009 Film)
- Sam Worthington (Actor)
- The Mammy (TV/Film Trope)
- Magical Negro (TV/Film Trope)
- Magical Asian (TV/Film Trope)
- Mystery Men (1999 Film)
- The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1678 Novel – Amazon Affiliate Link)
- The Pilgrim's Regress by C.S. Lewis (1933 Novel – Amazon Affiliate Link)
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