I have updated my reading list in the sidebar to reflect what’s actually on my plate.
A few have asked about my impressions of The Shack. You might have noticed it has disappeared from the reading list. Truth is, I don’t have much to report. I started it about the same time I started Don DeLillo’s End Game, got about two chapters into Shack when Game‘s more captivating prose captured my attention, and then my wife wanted to take The Shack on her business trip, so I gave it up.
I’ve got it back now but my interest in reading it has waned. I’ll probably give it another go sometime.
Based only on the first couple of chapters, I think I can say that the enormous success of this book is just proof evangelicals don’t really know literature. Is it poorly written? No. Is it masterful and life-changing? Well, maybe it is for those who only read what they sell at Christian bookstores or supermarkets.
But maybe I’ll change my mind after I eventually finish it.
I have no opinion on whatever good or bad theology it may or may not reflect.
So . . . what are you reading?