REVIEW: The Shack

Title: The Shack
Author: William P. Young
Finished: December 19, 2009
Pages: 266
Published: 2007
Format: Audiobook and hardback

This controversial book is either love it or hate it I have found in other reviews. Often people can’t get through the first few pages, or quit towards the end. I was apprehensive about reading only because so many people I knew were against it.

The Shack is about a man, Mac, who has been absent from the church for quite some time, who starts receiving mysterious notes in his mail box inviting him to “the shack”. When he takes his family on a camping trip tragedy strikes, forcing Mac to finally face some of his issues and some new ones.

I spent the first 200 or so pages listening to the story via audiobook and enjoyed it very much. Had I been reading it maybe it would have been a little more dull. The last couple chapters I read myself and found closure in the story and found hope in the message. I really enjoyed it despite what others have said.

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5 responses to “REVIEW: The Shack

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  5. I have to say that “The Shack” by William P. Young was a very thought provoking read.

    After reading the book, I was left pondering several things about it – which is a true testament to the book’s worth. I had several questions on the validity of some of the descriptions of God but I had to humbly admit that there may be no answers this side of heaven for how God presents Himself to each individual.

    I posted a more in-depth review of this book on my own blog


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