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 The Shack by Wm. Paul Young

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Karen We

PostSubject: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young   Mon 06 Jul 2009, 12:04 pm

My sister told me that her summer book club just read and discussed The Shack and loved it. Then there was an article in our local paper about Young doing a book signing near where I live in Houston and how excited all his fans were to get the chance to meet him and hear him speak about his book. I made sure I didn't read anything specific about the book itself.

I'd like to give this book a try and see what the buzz is all about.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young   Wed 08 Jul 2009, 10:06 am

This will be great Karen! I'm very much looking forward to your review ... I too hear so much "buzz" but would like an objective opinion on it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young   Sun 02 Aug 2009, 10:57 am

If you've ever asked the question , "'why does God allow bad things to happen in our world?" then you might want to read this book.

"The Shack" tells the story of Mack, a man who is trying to live a good life and be the husband and father he knows he needs to be, but is shrouded by "the great sadness" because of what he had to deal with as a boy and what he is dealing with now as an adult. One day Mack receives a mysterious note in his mailbox which leads to the opportunity to confront God and finally get some questions answered about his personal experiences with pain and sorrow.

I really liked the book and it has lead to some interesting conversations with people lately. No one is immune to disappointment, sadness and pain whether it is emotional and/or physical. But what makes some people so much more able to accept or get through these painful parts of their lives better than others? I think this book may just explain this to you.

I actually should have been reading this book with a highlighter, but all I had at the time was a pencil so I did underline some parts so I could go back and reread them not only to myself again, but to others too. Young does get "deep" about things, but I thought that was a good thing. The book really challenged me to think and yet the book's message is quite simple when you think about it with two key elements shining through - forgiveness and relationship.

5 stars

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