Who would have thought that a small paperback novel,written by an unknown, could land on the bestsellers list for over 100 weeks, altering millions of readers’ perceptions of god?
Since its release in 2008, The Shack, by Paul Young, has been praised as an amazing source of spiritual renewal. But is the bestseller all it seems? Are Young’s views orthodox? More to the point… are they truth?
In Burning Down ‘The Shack,’ James B. De Young, Th.D., a graduate-level professor of Greek and biblical studies for 30 years, shows just how spiritually flimsy The Shack truly is, and how its enticing yet false doctrine is stealthily cracking the foundations of countless Christians’ faith—and rotting away their very concept of the true God. With the skill of an investigator and the heart of a counselor, De Young addresses essential issues about biblical doctrine and scriptural truth. Bringing to light a series of troubling questions about The Shack and its author, De Young clearly shows how this runaway hit is little more than a runaway from truth.
“In Burning Down ‘The Shack,’ Dr. James B. De Young has done an incredibly important favor for evangelical Christians everywhere. His evaluation of the theology and deceit involved in The Shack is on target and critical for today’s world.”
~ Paige Patterson, President of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary