The Shack: W.M Paul Young

This book is rather different from the other books that I’ve taken interest in. I gravitated towards this book since there was a murder that took place regarding a father’s youngest daughter. Once reading the book itself, I didn’t expect the context of the book to relate towards religion, and of the characters special relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. It was definitely an interesting read, it had parts where you even questioned your own beliefs. I love the fact that this book was written by a Canadian author, and that it is now being made into a movie.

Synopsis taken from Good Reads:

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!

* book description from the back cover

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