the shack

one of my weaknesses is that i typically will refuse to look into something that is getting a ton of hype. for example, i will often refuse to read a modern book when i hear every body and their moma talking about how that book is the greatest book around and should be read by everyone. i know it’s a stupid reason not read something that might actually be good but it’s a weakness of mine. i recognize it and i’m working on it.

of course, i’m still working on it and therefore i have ignored the book “the shack.” apparently it is all the rage within CHRISTian circles now. according to one friend (hi drew) it has even been called the “pilgrim’s progress” of our time (of course, drew feels similar to i on this and he made the great observation that john bunyan didn’t have a marketing machine behind “pilgrim’s progress” while “the shack” has a full court press of marketing telling us how life changing it is). it’s really pretty sad because several people that i know, love, and respect have highly recommended the book to me. one of my friends, who i think the world of, even went so far as to give me a copy of it.

still i’m shallow enough to let me desire to buck the system keep me from reading the book. i have at least put the book in my pile of books that i have committed to be read in the near future. it’s probably about eighth on that list right now.

has anyone else read this book?

3 Replies to “the shack”

  1. I’ve heard of it but since you didn’t write it…I won’t read it. 🙂

    On a much more serious note…next time you’re on Live – don’t ignore me!!!!! I want to play Halo 3 with you!!!!!!!

    Miss you bro. Wanna come down and ski with me?

  2. carla, one of my roomies, is reading it. she said i have to read it when she gets done with it. and seeing that pilgrim’s progress is my favorite book of all time, the bar is set pretty high…

  3. My mom has read through the whole thing and insists that i read it soon. I haven’t started it yet, but i plan on doing so before the author visits our church in early march so that i’ll have some clue of what he’s talking about.

    Miss you guys!!! : )

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