Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Shack by William P. Young

A friend in a bible study group asked if I'd read "The Shack" yet. Truthfully, I hadn't heard about the book. This past weekend, while browsing in Moments of Majesty Christian store, I spied the paperback on a shelf and snagged it. Last night I finished it.

As my friend suggests, it makes one think about a lot of things, especially the Trinity and your own relationship with God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. Also, it researches deep grief, families, and forgiveness.

While a work of fiction, I found myself questioning at times whether it could be real. There are a number of issues and statements made by Young's fictional characterization of God that made me uncomfortable...especially about religion as we have been taught as Christians.

I don't want to spoil the book for anyone, but I would recommend it to anyone who is a Christian and struggling with how to let God live within you. If you've read the book, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by!


Caroline said...

Hi, Carol. this is carole w/an e. I like your revamped site; you did a good job of it. Can't wait to get your book!

Alicia said...

Tomorrow Oct. 22, William Paul Young will be on's "Author Chat" program for one hour to answer questions from fans and readers about "The Shack." Join us online from 2-3 p.m. EDT at

Questions are currently being accepted at the “Authors at Abunga” Web page and will also be taken during the chat. An archive of the chat will be available at on the following day if you are unable to attend. Thanks!