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The Shack : Bible Study 16 – The Final One!

Chapter 18: Outbound Ripples   P242    The images and memories began to flood back so powerfully that he felt like they might pick him up and sweep him off his bed and out of this world. And as he remembered … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Same Kind of Different as Me

It’s one of the best books that I’ve ever read in my life. Even my wife Evelyn, who devours books avidly, was amazed at how quickly I finished this book. Usually, because of my biblical training, I scour each sentence … Continue reading

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The Shack – Bible Study 15

Chapter 17: Choices of the Heart   P231:   Jesus gently relieved him of his burden and together they went to the shop where he had been working.   As Mack walked around the box he immediately recognized the etchings in … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 14

Chapter 16: A Morning of Sorrows   P218    The man standing next to him looked a bit like Papa; dignified, older and wiry and taller than Mack. He had silver white hair pulled back into a ponytail, matched by a … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 13

Chapter 15: A Festival of Friends   P209    Mack – He could see that the stars were in motion, not hurriedly but smoothly and with precision, as if there were grand celestial conductors coordinating their movement.   Q: Why are … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Christless Christianity

I’ve just started reading a new book called “Christless Christianity,” which was written by Michael Horton. The author explores American Christianity and expresses his concern about where it is headed. Both conservative and liberal Christians come under Michael’s scrutiny, and … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 10

Chapter 12: In the Belly of the Beasts   P171:   Jesus – Sophia is a personification of Papa’s wisdom.               She’s part of the mystery surrounding Sarayu.   Q:        How would you define wisdom? Have there been instances in … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 09

Chapter 11: Here Come Da Judge   P151    Mack – Taking a deep breath and with his hands outstretched in front of him, he ventured a couple of steps into the inky darkness and stopped. Fear seized him as he … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 06

Chapter 7: God on the Dock   P105    …but Jesus went straight to Papa and, kneeling at her feet, began to wipe off the front of her clothes. He worked down to her feet and gently lifted one foot at … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 05

Chapter 6: A Piece of Pi   P88      God: or if you don’t want to do that, you can do whatever you want.   Q: is this what is meant by free will? What does it mean to you?   … Continue reading

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