Well, the best of intentions seem to have lead me down a path of glorious defeat. Still on vacation and I've lost track of my days. Whoops. So I'll post this on the other "T" day in the week, apologize, and give you a beautiful photograph in compensation.
This was taken by my husband at the lake we're staying at. But we're going home soon, so next week I'll be back in the regular swing of things again.
Now we've gotten the matter of criticism out of our systems. We can get down to what we like about this book. There's so much to talk about, but let's start with the global ideas and work our way back to the little bits and pieces.
Three questions up for discussion this week:
First, Eugene Peterson has described "The Shack" as " a book that “has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
did for his. It’s that good!" Do you agree or disagree with that statement and why? It's been a pretty controversial statement in the blogosphere and elsewhere, so it would be fun to talk about it here. A corollary question, what do you think Peterson was getting at when he made such a sweeping overstatement?
Second, what do you think is the most important contribution that "The Shack" has to make to Christians? To our culture at large? Is the contribution the same or different? and (of course) why or why not?
Third, (for fun) what was your favorite part of the book? Do you find yourself speaking it out or carefully saving it away in the safe places of your mind?