Frankly, it makes me very sad.
Let me just let Dr. Mohler explain:
"In evaluating the book, it must be kept in mind that The Shack is a work of fiction. But it is also a sustained theological argument, and this simply cannot be denied. Any number of notable novels and works of literature have contained aberrant theology, and even heresy. The crucial question is whether the aberrant doctrines are features of the story or the message of the work. When it comes to The Shack, the really troubling fact is that so many readers are drawn to the theological message of the book, and fail to see how it conflicts with the Bible at so many crucial points.
All this reveals a disastrous failure of evangelical discernment. It is hard not to conclude that theological discernment is now a lost art among American evangelicals -- and this loss can only lead to theological catastrophe."
As I see it, this book touches people on a deeply emotional level. The problem is that the foundation upon which it stands is deeply errant.
When we allow our emotions to overpower our Christian discernment then we are certain to play into the hands of the Great Deceiver.
The universalism that is presented in this book stands squarely against the words of Messiah, and I am deeply troubled that 10 million people can't see that.