The Shack

By William P. Young
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Windblown Media, (7/1/2008)
Language:English



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Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!
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chasdav73's thoughts on "The Shack"
updated on:8/4/2013

At first the book grabs your attention.  You are all into it when you hit about three chapters that are a difficult read.  However, if you can make it through these chapters, it is a very good book.  Just keep in mind that it is FICTION.  I still don't understand why the author wrote the book the way he did. 


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updated on:1/25/2010

It was an easy read as far as style goes, & well written. I'm still trying to wrap my head around some of the ideas, but I had no problem with the idea of God appearing to someone as a big, sonsy black woman. Nor did I see anything wrong with the Holy Spirit appearing to Mack as He (in this case, she) did. God can appear to anyone as He wants, if He chooses to. There were some other things in the book I'm still trying to wrap my head around, but, when it's all said & done, I finished this book wanting a much closer walk with God, a much deeper relationship with Him, & that might've been the author's intention when he wrote the book.

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updated on:6/24/2009

Granted...I have never read the bible. I believe in God and I think he works in mysterious ways. This book proves that. Takes you a few chapters to get into but if you are a parent you can totally understand what this character is going through. A good read but very sad!

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No matter what you think of God, this book will challenge you to exAmine your beliefs.

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If you are looking for an understanding of God from the feminine voice, you will want to pick up and read this book.

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"The Shack"
By William P. Young

Average Rating:
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Review
"The Shack" is a one of a kind invitation to journey to the very heart of God. Through my tears and cheers, I have been indeed transformed by the tender mercy with which William Paul Young opened the veil that too often separated me from God and from myself. With every page, the complicated do's and don't that distort a relationship into a religion were washed away as I understood Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the first time in my life. --Patrick M. Roddy, ABC News Emmy Award winning producer

Finally! A guy-meets-God Novel that has literary integrity and spiritual daring. "The Shack" cuts through the cliches of both religion and bad writing to reveal something compelling and beautiful about life's integral dance with the Divine. This story reads like a prayer--like the best kind of prayer, filled with sweat and wonder and transparency and surprise. When I read it, I felt like I was fellowshipping with God. If you read one work of fiction this year, let this be it. --Mike Morrell, zoecarnate.com

When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross-fertilize the result is a novel on the order of "The Shack." This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" did for his. It's that good! --Eugene Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. 

Product Description
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book! 


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About the Author
William P. Young was born a Canadian and raised among a stone-age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of what was New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult, and now enjoys the 'wastefulness of grace' with his family in the Pacific Northwest. 


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