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Mandisa and some of her friends recently saw the movie The Shack. Check out the review in the video below or on youtube.
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April 2, 2017 at 7:07 PM (UTC -5)
This is from my Facebook page and some of the comments: Barbara Charles Pement
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“I thought God was a white man with a beard.” “You must be confusing me with Santa Claus.” –The Shack
Does personal racial prejudice obscure seeing the rich metaphors illustrated in the movie “The Shack”? I’m just asking if this is a possibility.. I was intrigued by the movie when I saw it yesterday and mystified by the depth of controversy this fictional story has stirred. God is not a blue-eyed WWM (white western male) any more than He is a kindly middle-aged black woman. Yet the alarmed rush to judgment I’ve seen from fellow evangelicals has given me pause. To me, it is an opportunity to be like Paul, ” for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.” Acts 17:23
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MaryAnne Hammack Exactly!!!!
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Angelia Parker The book explains why people look the way they do. It’s based upon his own perception of how he views the father the Son and the Holy Spirit. The movie explains it but as you know he book is better. Good movie
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Barbara Charles Pement My friend Maureen told me to see the movie first, then read the book. I’m starting that now. 🙂
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Angelia Parker I also find it interest that very few critics talked about Fireproof and Courageous
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Barbara Charles Pement Two very convicting stories indeed on several levels. 🙂
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Myra Pement Whitcomb Barbara i just spent the last couple hrs watching Keith Green “documentaries”, and remember the line when he said God is not some white guy from the U. S. Now I want to see this when it hits t.v. or Netflix maybe.
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Debra Joy As I watched this trailer you posted I was impressed and intrigued by the Story ~ and THEN struck by How MANY youtube titles showed up next to it that ‘strongly suggested’ deep controversy to the Movie (and book).
A simple (but profound) comment by Gwendolyn Woods (at your movie trailer link Barb):
“… and maybe at that point and time in his life he needed God the Father to be a mother for him.”
~ almost instantly resolved. for me, what these church-y people are attempting to criticize in what looks like a very thoughtful movie.
Now I really want to see the movie.
Thanks for posting this movie trailer ~ and Your thoughts.
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Rae Snyder I think, and it’s just my opinion, the white, bearded, male has been depicted for the christians since it’s beginnings to coincide with the Greek’s god, Zeus. The image stuck throughout history, unfortunately.
It was a very pagan gesture to have many images or idols for their gods, so it’s not surprising Michael De Angelo painted a white male with a big white beard as the almighty god… or in other words, propaganda for (the church) of the time.
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Andy Falstad I saw it twice and will buy the dvd when it’s out. I love the film, it made me feel loved by God. It would be easy to rail against critics who don’t get it, but I just hope the church can update because God is doing so many things that are outside peoples box that they are going to miss Him and call themselves orthodox in doing so. I understand the fear of error…but when you ask Him for bread and fish you don’t get stones and serpents. He won’t lead you to error.
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Lynn Johnson I read the book years ago. I took it as an allegory. The story actually brought some healing and understanding in an area of my life. For me, the Bible is the final authority, but God has often used a good story to reveal Him self in an way I might have not thought of.
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Melodie Janyja Years ago, a former church member loaned me a copy of the book to read. I could not get past Aunt Jemima, and returned it without finishing.
I’ve a different mindset now.
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Steve Hill Interesting read.
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March 22, 2017 at 1:44 PM (UTC -5)
My husband and I loved the movie, as well! I enjoyed listening to you and your friends give comments and giving me more to think about. Thank you for your scripture references. God Bless you!
March 10, 2017 at 11:59 AM (UTC -5)
Thank you for sharing this and your beautiful heart!
March 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM (UTC -5)
I haven’t heard much good about the film, in fact the preacher threatened to scold anyone who saw it. (Which I thought was ridiculous, the preacher isn’t the king) But, I don’t like how it portrays God as woman. Esp. considering one of my friends who hardly knows about God, once asked me if God was a woman. And clearly in scripture God is not.
God doesn’t fit into a concept. That is what bothers me about films that try to portray Him as one certain thing, and people who enjoy it, will be glued to it. Jesus doesn’t fit into an idea. He is who He is, and our tiny minds cannot fully grasp exactly how wonderful He is. Because He is out of this world.
Bottom line is, I am sure God will work through this to help some. He sometimes teaches me a lesson through a secular movie. He can work through anything. But so can the devil. I hope the devil doesn’t mess with new Christians and confuse them about their faith.
March 10, 2017 at 8:04 AM (UTC -5)
Im so glad you loved it! I have read the book over and over and gotten so much out of it that has deepen my walk with Papa! See I even call Him Papa now!
Because of a lot of people saying it wasn’t biblical I actually found this other book that’s called, The Shack Revisited by C Baxter Kruger, PH.D. He is a theologian that goes deeper into who God is through Papa in the shack and backs it up with scripture. It is a super good read but deep I am probably going to reread just to get somethings to click better.
I have to be honest I never saw any Universal teachings in it. The book I know made it clear that through Jesus is the only way and everything is about Him. Though I can now see possible misunderstanding of this for brand new baby believers or non believers who haven’t been told this truth.
The part that got me the most was when Mack was accusing God for not being there and how he miss the mystery of the cross that God was with Jesus. And the quote that Papa said in the movie that was also in the book that I feel God has been repeating to my heart is this, “When all you see is you pain you lose sight of me.”
I also believe certain things people dont like about it (book or movie) is more because of what religion has taught them and made us to believe is true and not who God truly is. It really takes God out of the box which we are the ones who continuely put Him in that box in the first place. My contined prayer is Papa allow me to see you for who you truly are not what religon says or even my pain says. Like Papa said we see Him only through a keyhole of our pain. It makes us realize there is so much more to him that I don’t think we will ever fully know till we see Him face to face. Haha see what I just did there. 😉
So glad you liked it and yes the garden part is on my list of favorite scenes both book and movie! We are a mess but to Papa we are a fractal!
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