Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Shack

I did it. I finally read "The Shack" by William Young. I have had a few friends recommend this book to me, one of them being Diane Cope who said it was the best book that she has every read. So, last week, within about a 6 hour period, I read it.
I'm careful how many books I recommend to people, because the average person reads 1-2 books a year, and if I make a suggestion and it flops, I lose "book-recommending" credibility. I don't want to do that. With that said, this is a book that needs to be on your shelf. If you have every faced tragedy, have had questions about God's activity in the world, have struggled with God's presence in the midst of pain and suffering, or have wrestled with the whole Trinity--God-3-in-1 idea...this book is for you.
I am tempted to write about the book, but that would ruin it for many of you.
I give William Young a high-five for creatively writing a book that wrestles with the theological questions that we all struggle with.


Katherine said...

Amen!! I am just finishing it, and it is AMAZING-by far one of the best I have ever read, and reveals a whole new incredible nature of who God really is-all of Him.

I am definitely recommending it to everyone!! :) Blessings~

Ash, Kel & Ella said...

I second that AMEN!

I wouldn't consider myself an accomplished reader. Yes, I know how to read. I just don't enjoy it!

This book however was such a good read. I flew threw it just a couple days. Very creatively written.

When I tell people about it I tell them it's going to shatter their idea of the trinity into pieces (in a good way).


Stoney said...

Great bmook! Very hard to put down. Recommend for anyone who has suffered loss of a family member or close friend.