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Tim McGraw Talks Faith, Forgiveness, and How He Would Answer Those Who Have Problems With Octavia Spencer Playing God In “The Shack”

Country singer/actor Tim McGraw has spoken at length about his troubled upbringing — being raised by a bipolar man whom he thought was his father and then accidentally discovering during his adolescence that his biological dad was former New York Mets pitcher Frank “Tug” McGraw, who initially rejected him and

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Like Book, Like Movie: ‘The Shack’ Continues to Stir Debate

A fictional and emotionally destroyed Mack Phillips answers a mysterious invitation to a remote, isolated cabin. There he finds a trinity of fatherly love in a woman named "Papa" whose cohorts teach Phillips forgiveness and the faith to run on water -- literally. (more…)

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LISTEN: Lecrae and Breyan Isaac Seek the “River Of Jordan” In New Song For “The Shack” Soundtrack

Grammy award winner Lecrae is back with a new uplifting track from the highly anticipated The Shack soundtrack, which stars Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. (more…)

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Publishers Weekly January Religion Bestsellers: Lysa TerKeurst Takes Over; “The Shack” Hits #1

Proverbs 31 Ministries president Lysa TerKeurst took three spots on our Religion Nonfiction bestsellers list in January. Finding I Am - Bible Study Book debuted at #10 after TerKeurst promoted it to her nearly 500k combined followers on Instagram and Twitter. (more…)

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WATCH: New Clip From Movie Adaption of “The Shack” Shows Octavia Spencer Depicting God

“The Shack” is an upcoming “faith-based” film directed by Stuart Hazeldine and written by John Fusco, based on the 2007 novel of same name by William P. Young. In case you haven’t been paying attention, “faith-based” films are popular right now, serving a seemingly previously ignored chunk of the movie-going

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From left: Jesus (Aviv Alush), Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington), Papa (Octavia Spencer) and Sarayu (Sumire Matsubara) in “The Shack.” (Jake Giles Netter/Lionsgate)

‘The Shack’ Author William P. Young and Actress Octavia Spencer Address Criticism of Having ‘God’ Portrayed by a Black Woman

In the coming film adaptation of “The Shack,” a fictional book by William P. Young about a father’s path to renewed faith and healing after his young daughter’s murder, the character of God — as depicted in the novel — is portrayed as a curvy, maternal black woman. (more…)

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