Posted by: Harry Sasnowitz | March 15, 2017

The Shack: A Movie Worth Watching

I went to see “The Shack” movie last Saturday with ten others, and we were absolutely blown away by how powerful this movie was! From the storyline, to the acting and everything in between, this was a top-notch production. I thought the movie did a wonderful job showing how even in the midst of our most unspeakable sufferings, the God of the universe is willing to enter into those sufferings with us to bring clarity, comfort, healing and restoration.

As you may already know, some on the “religious right” have been vocal in condemning the movie, giving dire warnings that it promotes universalism, along with other things that are at odds with the Christian faith. Now that I’ve seen the production, I can confidently say that such accusations are simply empty and without merit. In fact, every one of us who saw the movie last Saturday agreed that there’s simply no valid reason why an individual, especially a Christian, shouldn’t see it!

Below is a link to a recent article by Wayne Jacobsen entitled, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Shack.” Jacobsen consulted on the writing of the novel and formed the company that published it. The article discusses the movie, along with addressing the false accusations brought by some. It’s a great read for anyone who wants to learn a bit more about the Shack, and hear how Jacobsen answers the critics. ENJOY!




  1. I haven’t seen the movie however I read the book. I found the book quite enlightening. In the book the title character had a stereotypical view of what God would look like and so God appears to him as a black woman…what he would never have conceived God would look like thus the faith factor became critical. That is more God’s way…I enjoyed the book and cannot wait to see the movie.


    • You’ll like the movie just as much as the book… perhaps more.


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