Grace Revealed vs The Shack

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Re: Grace Revealed vs The Shack

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Shack is also metaphorical work that is left to the reader to "make of it" as he wishes. Grace reveled is more straightforward. Both books are excellent and deserve all the praise.
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I think the way this book is designed gives it a wider appeal than The Shack. I certainly like both, but feel like Grace Revealed has a larger audience and deeper impact.

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It depends on how the reader views the book. I don't see any for the comparison. I personally view their themes way differently.

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As an agnostic leaning very far towards being an atheist, most people are surprised to learn that I actually enjoy reading books with a religious theme. I really enjoyed The Shack, and the only thing that I am not fond of is when a writer keeps quoting or referring to the bible, particularly because there are so many versions of the actual bible. This is one thing that i do find distasteful.

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MorganKnightOfficial wrote:
23 May 2020, 07:42
This book, in the sense that "grace and mercy" is a large theme in the book, reminded me a lot of "The Shack", as both books deal with God's grace and redemption, as well as finding God within a crisis.
Do you agree? And which one of these books would you rather read during a crisis?

Yes I do agree... Both books deal with the themes of grace and redemption. And I think that's what we all need at the end of the day

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I think that all books have something unique to them, and they have their own message. I guess it depends on the reader, what they are looking for and what they hope to get from the book
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MorganKnightOfficial wrote:
23 May 2020, 07:42
This book, in the sense that "grace and mercy" is a large theme in the book, reminded me a lot of "The Shack", as both books deal with God's grace and redemption, as well as finding God within a crisis.
Do you agree? And which one of these books would you rather read during a crisis?
I can definitely see where both those themes are present in the books, as they definitely deal with the grace and redemption of God, especially in a crisis. I'm not sure if I can choose between them, though.

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I believe it's very subjective to the reader and comes down to personal opinion.

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I believe that both books have their own impact and it wouldn't cost one much to read both.

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Grace focuses more on understanding God's grace when in a dilemma whereas the
The shack is overcoming that dilemma.

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Both books have one particular theme in common—grace.

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I think that in moment of troubles or crisis, Grace revealed would be the best but still it depends on a personal point of view.

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I agree that grace and mercy are a key component of both books. However, to say that one or the other would be better to read during a crisis wouldn't be fair. The Shack dealt with a specific type of challenge (that of losing a child, and the faith crisis that would come as a result of losing a loved one to murder). While that could be a good book to read in order to identify with someone going through something similar, Grace Revealed deals with more of a variety of situations. The fact that it includes specific Scripture to help someone going through different crises is also reason to read this book rather than The Shack. As far as I'm concerned, it depends on what challenge one is going through, and what kind of support the person is looking for as well.

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MorganKnightOfficial wrote:
23 May 2020, 07:42
This book, in the sense that "grace and mercy" is a large theme in the book, reminded me a lot of "The Shack", as both books deal with God's grace and redemption, as well as finding God within a crisis.
Do you agree? And which one of these books would you rather read during a crisis?
Yes!! I very much see some similarities to “The Shack”. I think both of these books are beneficial, I necessarily wouldn’t choose one over the other, I guess it’s more of a situational based decision. I also think “A Grace Disguised” by Jerry Sitzer, is another book that’s would be helpful to read during a crisis.

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I haven't read "The shack" but I would love to read it so I can compare both.

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