I give this book enthusiastic praise because it has the potential, without a doubt, to transform and astound you. You'll like it so well that you'll want others to read it.
So what is this book about? To begin, The Shack is a parable, (i.e. Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress) most of it being a conversation between a beaten-down, middle-aged adult male named Mack and three figures who dubiously represent the Trinity. (This might rock someone's boat!) The conversations take place in a remote shack in eastern Oregon, the exact spot of the greatest tragedy in Mack’s life.
Author, William P. Young, wrote this book at his wife’s prodding to explain his 11-year journey of healing with God to their 6 children. What he created is a story of soul wrestling with the forever asked question: “How can a loving God allow pain and suffering?"
A beautiful representation of how a God brings inner healing to one man, this book is a harbinger to others who might also carry a "great sadness." If you like parables....if you like to get deep.....and if you are willing to get your boat rocked...... read The Shack. You won't regret it!
This book was the September 2008 selection for the "Faith-Inspired Bookclub," meeting the 3rd Thursay morning of each month. Join us!