The Shack Revisited By C. Baxter Kruger

This book review is being submitted as part of an agreement in exchange for a review copy.

The Shack Revisited: There Is More Going On Here Than You Ever Dared to Dream by C Baxter Kruger, and foreword by Wm. Paul Young.


For the first two chapters, Kruger remained true to his thesis, that the book was a theological exploration of The Shack. However, for the rest of the book, up until the very last chapter, the focus on The Shack was marginal at best, with just quotes from the novel interspersed with quotes from Barth, Calvin, and Athanasius. Nothing really wrong with that, except that the book was supposed to be about The Shack and really read more like a book on the history of Western theology with random quotes from the novel added in. I really enjoyed reading Kruger’s take on Athanasius, Arius, and Irenaeus and the Church Fathers. I would rather read more about these folks than Pappa and Mack, honestly. That being said, I would recommend this book for laypersons interested in church history as well as academics and pastors who are fans of The Shack who want to find a way to talk about the Trinity/church history/theological studies with laity.

3 thoughts on “The Shack Revisited By C. Baxter Kruger

  1. J. K. Gayle

    Thanks for the review. I think I’ll read Kruger’s book now. His trinitarian theology seems to be a continued development from that of J. B. Torrance and T. F. Torrance (and his contemporaries Alan Torrance and Doug Campbell), no?

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