Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Shack by William P. Young



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!

For me this book was very heart rendering. Anyone who has lost a loved one through violence or even an accident has a lot of questions of 'why'? The book gave me a different insite into forgiveness and loving. I don't cry for many things, but this book got a little difficult to read through the tears. I would recommend this book to anyone questioning God.

5 comments:

Tootsie said...

I wish my blog offered me some scerenity! I just feel like the whole world is spinning so fast for me right now. I can't wait to see your Friday post!

B Boys Mom said...

This sounds really good. Pass it on.

April said...

I've seen this book before but I don't think I can read it. I have a tough time with violence against children. It breaks my heart and makes me rather paranoid about my own children.

Jessica said...

I just started reading this book....from what I hear many have read this book and found a different message.

So glad you came by~ Thank you!

Vicki said...

Wow, you have made me want to rush out to get it! I am definitely adding it to my "to read" file! I'm following now so I can read more of your thoughtful posts!