I just finished reading an amazing book called The Shack by William Young. I had heard a lot about this book from a few of my friends and how it had a profound impact on them. So, I thought I would have to give it a shot. After all, I love a good book and if it can teach me something new, I’m all for it. I gotta say, I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. I mean, one of the blurbs in the front was from country singer Wynonna. But as I read it, I began to put myself in the shoes of the main character, Mack. Without revealing too much of the plot, Mack looses his youngest daughter, Missy. This loss creates what Mack refers to as The Great Sadness. Being the father of a 3 year old daughter, it is my greatest fear that I could lose my daughter. This loss also creates a rift between Mack and God.
And then one day, Mack gets a letter from God, inviting Mack to spend the weekend with him at the shack in the woods where Mack lost his daughter. The question now is does Mack go or not go. Do yourself a favor and go pick up the book.
Much has been made about the authenticity of the book. A lot of people look at it as gospel truth. And on the other side, a lot of people don’t want to believe that God would interact with us while we are still here on this earth. Whatever you believe, this book provides a fresh look at how we should interact with each other. Even if you don’t think that Jesus or God would say some of the things in the book, you have to admit that a lot of what they say can be backed up by the Bible.
If you want to read a little more about it, check out their website.