Every once in a while a book comes along that stirs and uplifts your very soul! "The Shack" by William P. Young is one of them.* Just as a note, this is a work of fiction* This is my review of the book, not a copy and paste document.
Three years ago Macks youngest daughter, Missy is abducted on a family camping trip. The only evidence left by her assailant is her bloody, torn dress in a Shack deep in the Oregon reserve. As most parents can imagine the effects of this tragedy are far and wide. Macks heart has grown cold toward God, and his other daughter, Kate, is withdrawn since her sisters disappearance.
Then one day, Mach receives a simple note in the mail.
It's been a while. I've missed you. I will be at the shack next weekend if you want to get together.
Who would or could have sent such a note? Macks wife Nan often uses the affectionate name Papa for God, but God doesn't write notes. Does he? And why would He want to meet Mack at the place where Macks heart was torn apart?
Curiosity does finally get the better, and he prepares to go, telling no one in his family. After a long drive, and fighting many urges to turn around, he arrives at the shack to find it just as he had seen it three years ago. What was he expecting? Did he really think that God would show up in a shack in the wilderness?
What happens next, the journey ahead of him, will change his life, and those of the people around him, forever. And it could possibly change yours as well.
This book gave me personally, incredible insight into the wisdom, and over powering love of God. I HIGHLY recommend it. Since it is on the bestsellers list, most Public Libraries have at least one copy. (if you are unable to purchase one) If you local library doesn't have one, please consider buying the book yourself, then donating it.
You can read the first chapter online now at: http://theshackbook.com/