Lyn G. Brakeman is an Episcopal priest and the author of two books, "Spiritual Lemons" and "The God Between Us" and a blog, www.spirituallemons.blogspot.com. She writes:
This book is vulnerable, open to all kinds of scholarly nitpicking, literary scorn, religious defensiveness, much of it justified. But does it work anyway? I think it does for one reason only: the characters are lovable, charming, their voices convincing. You want more. You fall in love. You want this kind of love, this kind of God.What's your opinion?
"The Shack" is also fragile because it is a bridge, a string bridge to be sure, but a bridge nevertheless between wherever evangelical Christianity on the "right" and wherever liberal/progressive Christianity is on the "left." To cross this bridge will take more than reading one book. But "The Shack" invites us to start.