We read this book as part of the book club last month. I kept meaning to sit down and write a review of it but I'm just now getting around to it.
I didn't hate this book but I didn't love it either.
The first thing that chapped me was the fact that it's ALL fiction. The way the author writes the preface makes you think it's not, which I think is very deceptive. That bothered me big time. But besides that it's just not worth all the hype. I felt like it was a waste of time. I am spoiled by C.S. Lewis. Books like Screwtape letters, The Great Divorce, the Narnia Series, they are all SO much better at metaphor and allegory.
Oh, and I read that someone said it was like today's Generations Pilgrims Progress, well that's crazy, Pilgrims Progress is today's generations Pilgrims Progress. Read the real deal. The well written-learn some new words and phrases-good stuff. I say go read books written back when writing and words were fluid and melodic, back when they weren't writing something thinking it could be a movie, they were writing to tell you a story, trying to bring you into the story.
So, no I'm not as extreme as Mark Driscoll, (click HERE to see his take on the book) I don't hate the book or think it's heresy, but I do think there are books more worthy of our time.