Monday, April 06, 2009

Great quotes from 'the Shack'

"Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself- to serve."
— Wm. Paul Young (The Shack)

"Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect."
— Wm. Paul Young (The Shack)

"Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don't misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence"
— Wm. Paul Young (The Shack)

"those who are afraid of freedom are those who cannot trust us to live in them. Trying to keep the law is actually a declaration of independence, a way of keeping control"
— Wm. Paul Young (The Shack)

"It (trying to keep the law) grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in its more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainly out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse. "
— Wm. Paul Young (The Shack)

"The 'will to power and independence' has become so ubiquitous that it is now considered normal."
— Wm. Paul Young (The Shack)

This is a very challenging and thought provoking book. I'd really recommend it to anyone interested in reflecting on their faith and their relationship with God. Fascinating and fun, but not like anything you've ever read before.

The Shack

by William P. Young
published May 1st 2007 by Windblown Media
Paperback, 256 pages
isbn: 0964729237 (isbn13: 9780964729230)

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