Friday, February 20, 2009

Sales of The Shack continue to grow

Due to continued growth in sales of William Paul Young’s The Shack and the various problems this book poses to Christians, I’ve decided to re-post a video by Mark Driscoll that pretty well sums up the dangers of this best seller.

Below is an excerpt from an article at The Christian Post. I don’t have an opinion on this web site one way or another nor am I aware of where they lean theologically on issues concerning the church.

“For 33 straight weeks, popular novel The Shack has been holding the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best-sellers list for Paperback Trade Fiction and reported a significant growth in sales last month while overall book sales dropped.

"During the five week period from November 2nd through December 7th, Neilson Bookscan reported a 43% growth in sales of The Shack,” reported Brad Cummings, publisher of Windblown Media, which was formed expressly to publish The Shack in May of last year.

'Publishers Weekly reported a 6.6% drop in sales the week ending December 7th while Bookscan reported a 22.5% increase in sales of The Shack for the same time period,' he added in an announcement last week.

Though author William Paul Young had not originally intended the novel to be for public consumption, since its debut on the market, The Shack has shot surprisingly to the top of best-sellers lists and generated large amounts of buzz – both positive and negative – within Christian circles."