Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway #3 The Shack


I'm offering one of the most interesting, yet the most controversial Christian fiction books to come out in a long time. Just take a look around the internet and you can see how much debate there is about this book. I have read it, and personally, it made me think about my faith in an entirely different way, and it made me read the Bible more.

The Shack by William P. Young

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.

To enter:

1. Comment on this post, if you have read The Shack already, let me know your opinion. If you haven't, why are you interested in reading it?


2. You must leave your e-mail address or I will disqualify your entry.

3. Giveaway will close at midnight on August 1. I will draw the winner on August 2 using http://www.random.org/.

4. If you are the winner, you have 48 hours to contact me or I'll move onto the next person. If you plan to be away, just let me know in your comment.

Open to both US and Canadian residents

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77 comments:

Alessandra said...

I checked out this book on Amazon.com and the reviews seem very good, albeit controversial. This made me curious about the book and I'd like to read it! Please enter me in the giveaway.

Alessandra
outofblue1[at]gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I haven't read this book yet, but this sounds like a book that will get you talking, make you want to talk. I'd absolutely love to read it. Thank you

Jared & Stacey said...

I keep hearing about this book and want to read it so that I can join in the discussion next time it come up!

Christina said...

I want to read this one sooooooooo bad!!! I have heard so much about it and feel left out! :-(
psalm25v4 at msn dot com

daisy said...

A friend recommended this book...I would love to add it to my collection. Thanks for giving this away!

mommagurl32 said...

Ok...I haven't ever heard of this book but now I am really interested! Sounds good!
Please enter me!
easy4me2remember(at)yahoo.com

Tanya said...

I work at a bookstore and this book is so popular!! I would love to win it :)

Pamela J said...

Mack receives a note from God? Then he acts on it? This alone makes me want to read the book, to see what happens when he follows God's note's instructions. Was it really a note from God? Perhaps I can find out if I win the book. Please enter me in your drawing. I will be watching for the winner on the 2nd of August, but we will be gone for several days after that, back in time for the next weekend, the 9th and after. Thanks so much.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Smilingsal said...

I have not heard of this one, but I LOVE to read. And, Christian Fiction is my favorite genre.
smilingsal55[at]yahoo[dot]com

The Chatty Housewife said...

I want to read this book simply because of your sentence: it made me think about my faith in an entirely different way, and it made me read the Bible more."

Thank you for the awesome giveaway. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jenny said...

I want to read this book because I like to engage in philosophical conversations about religion and Christianity and I think I'd find it interesting.

the_other_alice_ (at) yahoo.com

Barbara said...

I would love to read this book because so many women I talk with have read it and say it is a great book.

barbcsanders (at) bellsouth dot net

On Fire For Jesus said...

I'm really curious to read this book. I've heard a lot of people talk about it. Thanks for including me.

hutto88 said...

I haven't read the book but it has been highly recommended by someone I respect.

Rebecca said...

A friend recommended this one, and I'd love to check it out!

ramblingsbyreba (at) ramblingsbyreba (dot) com

Tammy said...

I have actually not heard of the controversy revolving around this book (I must live under a rock lol) - but if it got you thinking about your faith in an entirely different way (a good one I hope), that interests me in itself!

Mom 2 To Boys said...

I have not read it yet but have read some pretty amazing reviews and would love a chance to read it.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Haven't read it yet, but would love to...I keep hearing really positive things about it. What did you think about it?

Kimberly said...

OOOOH!!!!!!!! This sounds like an AWESOME book!!!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Kristan said...

anything that makes me ponder my faith more is a good thing.
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

windycindy said...

Hi, I have read so many good things about this book. I love the cover, too! Please enter me in your delightful giveaway. I really appreciate it. Thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

BrineS said...

My good friend has told me about this book...a must read as I understand it!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

samsakara said...

I would love to read this book.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Mamacita said...

My husband has this audio book on his ipod. I have wanted to read it, though.
P.S. I love the Norah Jones music playing in the background. :)

Anonymous said...

Your review just gave me the shivers. Others I know who have read it LOVED it. I don't know anybody who didn't like it and I know about a half dozen people who have already finished it. The book is making it around my group but it hasn't gotten to me yet. It'd be great to have another one in the mix!

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ericka said...

hhhhhmmmmm, I've heard SO much about this book, our library has a ton of holds on it!!
Very curious about it.....

Ericka said...

oops, forgot my email:
reeka @ wideopenwest.com

Jennifer Bogart said...

I'd like to read it due to the controversy. I'm opinionated and would like to form an opinion :). Can Canadians enter? :)

Jennifer Bogart said...

I'm interested because of the controversy. I'm opinionated and I want to form an opinion :). Hope Canadians can enter!

Shannon said...

This book sounds good because it involves a child, those get me all the time.


palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Jennifer Bogart said...

Ooops I entered twice and didn't leave my email - sorry! it's jennifer (at) quiverfullfamily (dot) com

gkstratos said...

I love a book with a backstory and some controversy. The Shack is my kind of book and I would love to read it.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

momo3 said...

i am so curious about this book! thanks for the chace to win it!

kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

Bea said...

I have had several of my friends recommend this book. I need to win it!!!!!!!

email:sissydog17@yahoo.com

Angie in AZ said...

I seriously NEED this book. It is my next book for my book club with a meeting next month to discuss it! I'd be so happy to win and not have to go purchase it!

kamewh said...

I would love to read this book because the controversy has made me very curious! Thank you for the giveaway!

socompletely said...

I haven't read this yet, but based on reviews from friends, it sounds like a great read!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read it yet but would like to because I'm always up for a new read and I'm curious as to what the controversy is about.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Teri said...

I haven't read this yet, but based on your comments about how it made you read your Bible more, I think it's just right for me (see my blog to understand what I mean)

sweetsue said...

Oh, this is to weird! On your other giveaway you asked what book we were looking forward to reading and I said The Shack!

purehrt555 said...

i have heard so many wonderful things about this book, and I am really interested in reading it and seeing if I love it as much as most everyone else that has read it.

purehrt555(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Ginny said...

I love christian controversy, I'd like to read it.

mom2boys said...

This sounds like a great read. Please enter me in the giveaway!

christene said...

I have not read the book and might not get the chance.. I am building a new stash of books for my mom who works in Nigeria and reading is about the only thing she can do for entertainment there.
cjinhb @ msn dot com

Dani' said...

I think my dh might like it.

diane d said...

I haven't read it yet. My favorite genre is Christian Fiction. I would be very interested in reading it.

Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Kim said...

I haven't read this book yet but it sounds very interesting. You have peeked my interest so much that if I don't win this one I'm going to see if I can either check it out at my library or just purchase it myself.

Thanks for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!

As before...my email addy can be found in my blog profile or just take out these spaces: misplaced @ tx .rr. com

Jennifer said...

I have heard it is a good read, but it is very controversial. I was hoping our library would have it, but they don't. I would love a chance to win it and read it.

Ebie said...

my mom works in her church's bookstore and said she had heard a lot of buzz about it, so i'd love to read it.

Nancy said...

I've already been intrigued by all the press so far. Would love to read it.

nancylostandfound(at)gmail.com

Jaime C. said...

Reading your comments about this book really makes me want to read it!

Shana said...

I'm always looking for good Christian fiction. I'm usually disappointed, unfortunately, but your words about this book caught my interest.

Shana

literarily AT live DOT com

Julie D said...

I've never heard of the book.
I think that, as Christians, it's okay to question God. (which I guess is what the controversy is?!?!) David questioned God all the time, but was called "a man after God's own heart."

Rockin' Mama said...

I want to read it for myself to make an opinion about it

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

stampedwithgrace said...

I've heard so much about this book and would love to read it!!
I can't buy any books right now, so hope to win :)

frugallm said...

I've just read all of these comments and I have got to read it for myself!!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

fivewinks said...

I haven't read this book.
fivewinks (at) cox (dot) net

Alexandra Hancock said...

I definitely need something to spark me to read my bible more. As sad as it is to say.

alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What a beautiful blessing this book would be.
Stormy5475@aol.com

Anonymous said...

i haven't read this book yet, but you got my curiosity and this book sound like it is right up my alley.
Thanks for your giveaway.
moni5502@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I have not read it, but now I want to know what he finds in The Shack! Thanks;)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

cmartin0055 said...

I can't wait the read this! I heard that this is a great book!

Molly C. said...

Haven't read it yet, but it sounds really interesting.

Charlotte said...

If it made you look at your faith in a different way and you started reading the Bible more, maybe it would do the same for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

Hairline Fracture said...

I've been planning to read this to see what it's all about. Thanks for the chance to win!

Audra Marie said...

I read it and boy did it hit me deep inside. I want to re-read it, would love for my hubby to read it, and lend it out to others. It was such a good book.

Thanks for the chance to win it! :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Chelsey said...

I'm curious because of all the controversy. I like to make up my own mind about things!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

photoquest said...

I am interested in this book because of what people are saying in their reviews about giving you things to think about, reading the Bible more. I think the part about him going back I just have to know what takes place that changes his life forever, and recieveing a not from God? I really want to know what takes place here! Please enter me into your contest! photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Storm said...

I haven't read this, but it looks like a really great read! It intrigues me.

stormraven(at)gmail(dot)com

Mama Hill said...

I have not read it, but anything that would make me want to read my bible more is a book I want to read! Thanks!

Kristiem10 said...

I have not read it, but I like things that challenge my faith. I think I have a tendency to take my faith for granted, and I having a reason for your faith is a good thing. kristiem10 at hotmail dot com.

Karen said...

Two of the best books I ever read were "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness". There was also a lot of controversy concerning them at the time. I would like to read "The Shack" to judge for myself.
Please enter me in the contest.

Karen
wonderbook@yahoo.com

ladystorm said...

Never read it and I have heard a lot about it and well I just like to read books. :)

ladystorm282001 at yahoo dot com

tetewa said...

This one sounds good, included me! tWarner419@aol.com

FishingJan said...

I like to read books that are entertaining and yet stretch my thinking.Even though I already read the Bible daily, sounds like this book will make me think about what I am reading more. fishingjan (at) aol (dot) com

Linda White said...

Ive heard this book is really good but havent goten it yet!



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Becky C. said...

I have just recently read a borrowed copy of "The Shack."

At first, I didn't know if I would like it, as it seemed a bit far out, but the more I read of it, the more I came to love it! I feel, it is an exceptional book!

We have just started a book club at my church, and we will be read ing, "The Shack" for Sept.

I would love to win a copy!

Becky C.

rec(at)hiwaay(dot)com