Author(s): William Paul YoungDownload
Publish: Published July 1st 2007 by Windblown Media (first published May 1st 2007)
ISBN: ISBN 0964729237 (ISBN13: 9780964729230)
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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Some Reviews: 478,834 ratings 31,687 reviews in Goodreads.com
That’s how Jesus was introduced to me. That’s how God was introduced to me – through that lens.
Mack has not had a great hand dealt to him throughout his life but he’s made the best of it.
To lay my cards on the table right away I love this book! Made plans to watch the DVD of the movie recently and wanted to read the book again (4th time!) before seeing the film.
Now to be clear:
Do I agree with everything in the book? No.
Am I a bit uncomfortable with the way the Trinity are portrayed? Yes.
Would I recommend it to a young Christian? No.
Did the book make me think? Yes.
Did the book move me? Yes.
Is the book an honest attempt to explain human