I’m currently reading The Shack by William Young, if I remember it’s copyright is 2007.
Anyway, this book seems very insightful and makes you really question who the trinity is and how the trinity interacts. It forces you to breakdown the stereotypical “God vision” of a flowing white gown with a beard who is strict while Jesus is the loving son and the Holy Spirit is just a mystery.
A Protestant friend gave it to me to read and says that it is true to the Bible’s teaching. For the most part, I see nothing wrong with the book. I have noticed a few things that seem a little shady to me being a Catholic (hierarchy/papacy, once-saved-always-saved mentality, confession of sins between you and God alone, implying there are no ‘rules’ to follow). The book really stresses how limited humans are and that if every one has a relationship with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit you wouldn’t need rules, hierarchy, etc…which to me makes sense–but because we have these human limitations, rules are in place for our own good.
I was hoping someone out there has read the book and could shed some of their thoughts. I would like to pass the book along to friends and family but I don’t want to do that if there is something overtly wrong from a Catholic’s perspective that I have overlooked.