Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian has some disappointing news for the evangelical community: “If you were thinking that The Shack would be a great discussion facilitator so that your pagan friends would be interested in becoming Christians, think again. You have a greater chance of annoying your pagan friends with The Shack than starting a meaningful conversation about Christ and Him Crucified for their sins.”
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Just a few weeks ago Cru gave an non-endorsement/endorsement of the movie The Shack and even put together some study questions in the hopes that The Shack would be a great evangelism tool to introduce unbelieving friends and neighbors to Christianity. Now that the movie has been released how has the pagan world received The Shack? Have they thoughtfully begun considering becoming Christians as a result of this movie?
It would appear that the answer is an emphatic NO!
Here are just some of the reviews of the movie offered by secular critics:
“It’s one of those movies where you’ll either decide to give in right away and sob for two hours straight or opt to fight it while your resentment slowly simmers to a rolling boil.” — Entertainment Weekly
See also: The Shack — The Missing Art of Evangelical Discernment by Albert Mohler