I reviewed The Shack about a year and a half ago, and posted my interview with Paul Young shortly after that. The book has just now dropped from the top spot on the bestseller list, and has sold 7½ million copies. After being rejected by 22 publishers. Yes, well, what did they know? Anyway, George Strombolalphabetsoup recently had William Paul Young on The Hour for a bit of an interview. Too bad George’s guests all get turfed after 10-15 minutes of fluff — the boy could be a great interviewer if they’d let him show his chops. Good discussion nonetheless, with some great lines. What is God like? “It took me fifty years to wipe the face of my father off the face of God.”
Good insight… a lot of the controversy over the book stems from an image of who God is — which is probably a good reason to have written it in the first place. Unfortunately, one person’s image seems to threaten the image that others have created, and some controversy ensues as some people assert the absolute correctness of their image of who God is. Not sure if any of these images are “graven” or not. What do you think?