Episode 17 - William Paul Young and The Heart of Man

William Paul Young author of 'The Shack' along with many other novels, dropped into the show to chat through his involvement in The Heart of Man. He talks at length on how we as humanity engage with Shame. We also chat about developing a healthy narrative around sexuality within culture, faith, how we see God and so much more.

The Heart of Man is a cinematic retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son, intertwined with contemporary and poignant true testimonies of personal and sexual brokenness. These two genres are combined as never before to reveal the compassionate heart of God the father for his sons and daughters illuminating an age-old truth: Shame is not a barrier to God’s love, but a bridge to absolute transformation, victory, freedom and hope.

The film features emotional interviews with real people going through their mess and subsequent healing, and includes expert witnesses of such men as William Paul Young, author of the NY Times best-selling novel “The Shack”, Dan Allender, Ph.D, author of "The Wounded Heart" and Spoken Word Artist Jackie Hill Perry. All of that is interwoven with a production-rich “prodigal son” narrative story shot in Hawaii.

For more information on the film check out their site here: https://www.heartofmanmovie.com.au/


  • Sexual abuse
  • Differentiating guilt from shame
  • What do we do with our shame?
  • Cover up or expose?
  • How total depravity has affected humanity
  • How do we develop a high view of humanity
  • Pauls general experience with the church has been that the church has added to the problem of shame rather then embrace vulnerability
  • vulnerability breeds vulnerability
  • Our fathers faces on Gods Face
  • Is God mildly disgusted with us?
  • How does God see us?
  • What is conviction?
  • The lies we believe about God