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The Shack

Author William Paul Young
Narrator Roger Mueller
Runtime 9.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher Hachette Book Group
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Release Date August 5, 2013
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Mackenzie Allen Phillips's 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.

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Mackenzie Allen Phillips's 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 this 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 wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

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A great view of the trinitarian relationship
A great picture of the trinitarian relationship, who cares about the the metaphor in which they use, the point is to show how there is no subjugation in the Trinity, the members of the Trinity would not have it. In the Bible we always see members of the trinitarian God pointing to the other members. Jesus says, it's about the holy spirit, he's greater than me God says listen to Jesus. It's beautiful and the book captures that relationship. Great book.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/3/2018)
Read & be encouraged in your dark time. Encouraging, like Pilgrims Progress
I have read and listened to this book several times. It has been a tremendous encouragement. There are those stuffy, facadey people who you’d never want around you spouting THEIR theology, not understanding at all what God’s heart is, as your going thru a deep, dark, LONG valley. Of course they’ve never been through heart breaking sorrow (or they missed God in it!)
The main character Mac, has gone through the senseless murder of his youngest daughter. It is in a long, deep struggle with self, faith, God, living! Not understanding the senseless of it all. I can so identify and connect with how Young expresses a type of imagined (and maybe not so far off) amazing comfort and down to earth awesome God Who meets us at our very deepest need. Is God a black women? Or is He Who you think He is?? I think not even the latter one. But He is the Great Comforter and is a constant companion to everyone who looks for Him, cries out to Him, is desperate for Him. He comes to each in a personal way, invitation to have Him as our personal Savior, counselor, comforter.
I hope you’ll find His comfort in your darkest times by being encouraged by His provisions. It just may be in this book as you travel with Mac through a painful time of healing and realizing how much the Trinity is “especially fond of you!”
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Review by / (Posted on 12/1/2017)
Actually really good / fiction not theology
I've heard so many negative things about The Shack and it's presentation of God, but after a friend said someone recommended it to them, I decided to read it for myself so I could have a genuine opinion on it. And I have to say I was really surprised; it's actually pretty good. There is clearly some nonsense in the book and some things not displayed in God's character, but if you know your Bible these are clear and something we have to take in mind is that this is a fiction novel, not a book on theology. It's not supposed to be taken literally and this is the author's intent. Some call William P. Young a heretic for how he presented God, but do we call C.S. Lewis a heretic for presenting God as a Lion in the Chronicles of Narnia? Of course not!

So do I recommend you read this; yes. I believe there are a number of reasons why you should read The Shack. Well, as long as you don't come out afterwards saying "It put everything into perspective" or "I finally understand the Trinity" haha :P
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Review by / (Posted on 7/8/2017)
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