The Shack

If you love sobbing in front of others and slinging snot, The Shack is the Christian movie of the year. It's a Dove award-winning film and is based on the best-selling novel (over 22 million copies in print). The movie was available on HD as of the 16th of this month and on Blu-Ray, DVD, and On Demand as of today.

The premise behind the movie is a grieving father who has been sent a letter which, he believes that God has sent. In this message, he is encouraged to return to an abandoned shack. The quandary is that it would take faith to go to the shack and Worthington (Mack) seems to be losing his.

However, he goes and is met by God, who takes the form of three strangers led by Spencer (Papa). The transformation is awe-inspiring. Bring some fresh tissues. Don't rely on those crusty ones at the bottom of your purse.

The Shack

Quotes:

Jesus:
It's always better when we do it together.
Religion is way too much work. I don’t want slaves. I want friends. Family.
You don’t need to have it all figured out. Just be with me.

Mack:
Is that what it means to be a Christian?
Trust you?! Why would I do that? My daughter is dead. There’s nothing you can say that will make sense of that.
You led me here and you don’t have the guts to show.
The Shack
Missy:
If God is always with us, why does he care if we’re late for church?

Papa:
Dreams are important. They can be a way of opening a window, letting the bad air out.
Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship.
Love always leaves a mark.
Pain robs you of joy, and the capacity to love.
There’s no easy fix… It takes a bit of time and relationship.

Sarayu:
There’s something very special I want to plant here tomorrow, but to prepare the ground, we have to dig up all the roots.
You cannot produce trust just like you cannot ‘do’ humility. It either is or is not. Trust is the fruit of a relationship in
which you know you are loved.

Willie:
Who wouldn’t be skeptical when a man claims to have spent a weekend with God?

Directed by: Stuart Hazeldine

Produced by: Brad Cummings, Gil Netter

Written by: John Fusco (Screenplay), Andrew Lanham (Screenplay)

Starring: Tim McGraw, Octavia Spencer, Sam Worthington

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Rated: PG-13

Release date: March 3, 2017 (US)

Taglines: You're never as alone as you think.

Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes


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