There are many memorable lines in the book, but I am only going to share a few over the next 4 days. I encourage you to read it; you might like it. But, I must warn you, it will mess with your concept of God, church, and what it means to be a Christian. If you think you already have all three of those figured out and are 100% sure of your concepts, then you will hate this book. You have been warned!
Anyway, the first quote:
“In seminary he had been taught that God had completely stopped any overt communication with moderns, preferring to have them only listen to and follow sacred Scripture, properly interpreted, of course. God's voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellects. It seemed that direct communication with God was something exclusively for the ancients and uncivilized, while educated Westerners' access to God was mediated and controlled by the intelligentsia. Nobody wanted God in a box, just a book. Especially an expensive one bound in leather with gilt edges, or was that guilt edges?” — The Shack, page 63