Sophia, the personification of God’s wisdom, is a beautiful, commanding woman who forces Mack to realize that in judging other people, his is actually, by extension, judging God for allowing evil to exist in the world. Jesus later explains that Sophia is not a distinct part of the trinity, but instead “part of the mystery surrounding Sarayu.”
Sophia Character Timeline in The Shack
The timeline below shows where the character Sophia appears in The Shack. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: Here Come Da Judge
...Mack’s anger breaks through, and he says Missy’s killer should be damned to hell. The olive-skinned woman asks about that man’s father, who raised a monster; Mack agrees that he should be... (full context)
...he still doesn’t understand how Papa could love Missy and let her murder happen. The olive-skinned woman says that the world is severely broken because humans demanded independence. Horrible things happen to... (full context)
...the lake—all of his children, including Missy. Missy runs over to the rock face. The olive-skinned woman says Missy knows Mack is there, but cannot see or hear him, even though he... (full context)
Chapter 12: In the Belly of the Beasts