The Shack – William Paul Young


I was brought up Catholic in Spain, but I have not been religious since my early 20s -which is a long time ago. I had to reinvent and redefine my spirituality after my son died in order to survive. I consider myself ‘eclectic’, as I pick and choose what resonates with me and what helps me from each religion and philosophy and leave the rest. This book explores the questions of who and where is ‘god’, especially for parents after the tragic death of their child. While it’s heartbreaking, I found it refreshing in it’s imaginative approach to these questions and in its portrait of ‘god’ in three persons. Once I started to read it, I could not put it down.

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With 18 million copies sold worldwide, THE SHACK is an international bestseller that explores life’s toughest questions through the gripping story of one man’s struggle to find answers to his suffering.

Mack’s youngest daughter, Missy, was 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, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack. Against his better judgement Mack arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon. What he finds there will change his life forever.

THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question, ‘Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?’ Mack’s experiences when he faces up to his darkest nightmares will astound you, and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.