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Some Quotes From The Shack November 26, 2009

— Here are just a few quotes from “The Shack.”  If you haven’t read this book, don’t listen to the nay-sayers.
This book is, with no question in my mind, a God-thing. —
Buy it HERE.

“Does that mean,” asked Mack, “that all roads will lead to you?” “Not at all,” smiled Jesus…”Most roads don’t lead anywhere. What it does mean is that I will travel any road to find you.””

“All I want from you is to trust me with what little you can, and grow in loving people around you with the same love I share with you. It’s not your job to change them, or to convince them. You are free to love without an agenda.”

“So no, I’m not too big on religion…and not very fond of politics or economics either…And why should I be? They are the man-created trinity of terrors that ravages the earth and deceives those I care about. What mental turmoil and anxiety does any human face that is not related to one of those three?”

“Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.”

“Just because I work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn’t mean I orchestrate the tragedies. Don’t ever assume that my using something means I caused it or that I need it to accomplish my purposes. That will only lead you to false notions about me. Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.”

In seminary [Mack] had been taught that God had completely stopped any overt communication with moderns, preferring to have them only listen to and follow sacred Scripture, properly interpreted, of course. God’s voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellects. It seemed that direct communication with God was something exclusively for the ancients and uncivilized, while educated Westerners’ access to God was mediated and controlled by the intelligentsia. Nobody wanted God in a box, just in a book.

“”Sometimes honesty can be incredibly messy””

“I don’t need to punish people for sin. Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside. It’s not my purpose to punish it; it’s my joy to cure it.”

“We are not in a chain of command.  We are a circle of relationship.”

“Authority, as you usually think of it, is merely the excuse the strong use to make others conform to what they want.”

“Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself- to serve.”

Buy “The Shack” HERE.

Also read: Brief reviews of “The Shack.”


9 Responses to “Some Quotes From The Shack”

  1. lynda Innis Says:

    Call me what you will, it doesn’t matter, I love God and I loved this book.

  2. Monique valesco Says:

    This book made me cry. The quotes are also so inspiring.

  3. JR Says:

    “Nobody wants to put God in a box just in a book.”

    It’s not just a book it is The living Word of God God breathed written by men as they were inspired by The Holy Spirit.

    This book the Bible has authority to say
    And tell us of Gods nature, not this book “the shack”

  4. JR Says:

    “Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.”

    The Bible teaches that when it comes to our relationship with Jesus that we must Trust Him as Lord and Savior and be born again then we are able to have a relationship with Him.

    So, a relationship is the fruit of trust would be more accurate.

    • lifewalkblog Says:

      In Luke, chapter 18, Jesus said if you wish to inherit eternal life, you must sell all your possessions, and give the money to the poor. Of course, Jesus only said this one time, in one place, to one man in one situation.
      Jesus also said “You must be born again” in one time, in one place, to one man in one situation.
      So you have the exact same “biblical” backing for both, yet you’ve made one an infallible doctrine while completely ignoring the other. This, of course, is typical of the incoherent approach to scripture usually taken by fundamentalist evangelicals. They prove they don’t believe their own doctrines.
      Also see:

    • lifewalkblog Says:

      I’ve published 2 of your comments and my responses. To publish the rest of the comments you’ve made from you same false approach to scripture would be redundant.
      And finally:
      “To say that the Word of God is in the biblical text, then, does not mean that you can extract verses or statements from the text at will and call them “God’s words.”
      We can very easily confuse “The Bible says” with “I say the Bible says,” which we can then equate with “God says.” Protestants, Pentecostals, Catholics, and Orthodox could all be found proving points by referring to Scripture in exactly the way the pro-slavers did.
      Very few Christians today have given a second thought to — much less repented of — this habitual, conventional way of reading and interpreting the Bible that allowed slavery, anti-Semitism, apartheid, chauvinism, environmental plundering, prejudice against gay people, and other injustices to be legitimized and defended for so long. Yes, we’ve stopped using the Bible to defend certain things once they were “discredited by events,” but we still use the Bible in the same way to defend any number of other things that have not yet been fully discredited, but soon may be. [We need] a new, more mature and responsible approach to the Bible.”
      – Brian McLaren

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