Examining "The Shack" - A Collection of Helpful Articles

This collection examines the view of God presented in the popular book and movie The Shack.

"The Shack" has become incredibly popular among Christians and non-Christians alike. Although it is fiction, it's not "just fiction" because it is influencing millions regarding the character of God. 

Simply read a few of its reviews on Amazon and you will see how passionately people are embracing its message.

There is a great need for Christians, whether they love or hate the book, to evaluate it Biblically, and that is the purpose of this archive. 

The articles below address The Shack's content specifically and they also address teachings in The Shack that are contrary to Scripture, for example, Universal Salvation, the belief that God doesn't punish people, the belief that Jesus is here simply to make us feel good....

I pray you will approach "The Shack" with an open mind and let the Bible evaluate it.


Scripture vs. The Shack – 5 Ways “The Shack” Contradicts Biblical Salvation

5 Lies About God’s Character Promoted in “The Shack” – Scripture vs. Shack

Paul Young, Author of “The Shack” – What Does He Believe? I’m Not Sure!

Things You Should Consider About “The Shack” Theology – Reviews from Solid Bible Teachers

Keep Contending for the Faith No Matter How Strong the Resistance – Jude 1:3

Before You Say “The Shack” Is “Just Fiction,” Read This

Should We Keep Our Mouths Shut if “The Shack” is Doing Some Good?

Be Prepared: Why Would a Loving God Send Men To Hell?

Is It Necessary to Mention Hell When Sharing the Gospel?

Why Hoping All Men are Saved is A Sign of Unbelief

Why Believing All Men are Saved is A Mockery of Grace and Justice

That’s Not Jesus

Half-Truths Are More Deceptive Than Outright Lies

Scripture Warns About False Views of Jesus – 2 Corinthians 11:4

Is Jesus Likable?

God Punishes

Discipline, Punishment, Condemnation

Hank Hanegraaff Review

Albert Mohler Review

Timothy Keller Review

Got Questions Review


  1. Thank you for this supply of information.

  2. I read "The Shack" during a really tough time in my life. It brought up questions about God for me. Thank you for supplying these articles for us to read. I will take the time and read them all.

  3. I read the book, then threw it out! I am going to read each of these articles you wrote on this very false belief that is being embraced!

  4. thank you for sharing the real truth about the shack/book/movie. my fear is that those new in faith would not recognize how harmful it can be and confusing ...i pray for the Holy Spirit to lead anyone who embraces this harmful theology to study God's Word and see the Truth and not be deceived

  5. I am 67, became a Christian 10 years ago. A friend suggested I read The Shack. I thought it was an interesting take on God but I did, even in my new Christian beliefs, believe that it was just a novel and not one to believe as fact. I thought it was just a "feel good" book. This same friend asked me to go to see the movie. I declined and told her that I did not believe that it was a true story of God. I get the true story of God by reading my Bible!!