Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Shack

I just read an incredible book. I can't even begin to describe it. Here's the plot synopsis:
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!
Let me just say that this book really challenged my faith and stretched it in ways that I didn't know I needed to stretch. The picture that this novel gives of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit both comforted me and made me think, grow, and pray like never before.
I highly recommend this book! I am going to have my husband read it asap so we can talk about it.


FlipFlop Mom said...

WOW!! that sounds GOOOODDDDD!! I must put that on my list of must reads!!

Brenda said...

I read that recently, and it is really good. My pastor's wife had been going on and on about it every time we had small group, or any other time I saw her, so we read it and had a group discussion. It's great for a book group type read.