I’ve recently finished with the book The Shack by WM. Paul Young, and all I can say is, WOW! I kept hearing how good it was, and to be honest, I thought, it can’t really be that good, can it? Yes, it is. It is one of the few books that I’ve ever read, that I intend to re-read again immediately. It is one of the few books that I will force my non-fiction reading husband to read.
If you’ve ever wanted to picture God in a different light, this is the book to do it. If you’ve ever wanted the answers to why about the tough things and tragedies in life, this book will help you understand just a little more. If you’ve ever wanted to blow apart any religiosity you may hold and grasp relationship, boy oh boy, does this book do it! However, if you do not like to be challenged in your beliefs, if you hold an elitist attitude in your beliefs or if you try to keep God in a box, this book is probably not for you.
The Shack is a phenomenal book that will challenge your beliefs and make you long for more of God. It will probably make you laugh and cry, forgive and seek forgiveness, desire justice and mercy, and examine the deep places within your own heart. It brings to life in a profound way, the character of God, and the Persons of the Trinity. It gives us a picture of how our God makes beauty from ashes. It does not follow the absolute line of Scripture, but it paints a beautiful masterpiece for us to enjoy.
My recommendation? Read this book! Get it for yourself, and if possible, for others. Books like this don’t come around very often. It has the power to change lives. God’s anointing is all over it, and when I was reading it, I often times felt that I was sitting on the very lap of my Daddy Himself. For more information, go to http://www.theshackbook.com/.
by WM. Paul Young
Mackenzie Allen Philip’s 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 for him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!