Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Coming Soon from IVP Books: Finding God in the Shack

I thought we'd take a break from books about Calvin. IVP Books is coming out with a book by Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, called Finding God in the Shack: Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption. I would have expected something like this to have come out sooner but here it is. Is this the first of many? I don't know. Olson is an Arminian and so I suspect he will have fewer problems than a Calvinist would have. The catalog says, "Roger Olson, who has faced his own Great Sadness, finds a good deal of comfort in this much beloved story." It continues, "Olson views The Shack with a theologian's eye and finds much sound truth. He delves into many of the significant issues raised by the book such as forgiving those who have done us great evil, how God acts in the world, how God is three persons in one and what difference this makes to us. While he offers his own criticisms of the book, he largely finds truth about God in The Shack." It will be 168 pages, paperback and sell for $15.00. Those interested in The Shack will not want to miss this work. You can see the table of contents and an excerpt here.

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