The Shack - William P. Young

The Shack

By William P. Young

  • Release Date: 2008-06-20
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,281 Ratings

Description

Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been 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, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

Reviews

  • The shack

    5
    By Liznjuan99
    It helps you to put in perspective your priorities.. I love it ..
  • Amazing

    5
    By Kal'el N
    I think this is an amazing movie and everyone should watch it. It touches you spiritually and emotionally.
  • Perfect read

    5
    By Ms Berta
    I was transported into the story's heart. I cried, laughed and found love and forgiveness.
  • Life Changing

    5
    By GGSONECLover
    This book really changed my life in a positive way. It was recommended to me by my boss and I'm glad she did. You really have to an open mind and most importantly an open heart to read and fully understand this book. I've bought 3 copies in total. Two as gifts and one for me. I want to buy another copy so I can write in it and highlight certain parts. This book has drawn me closer to God and I'm thankful for it.
  • An Undiscovered Love

    5
    By Caliyalie
    I am utterly wrecked by the power and beauty of this novel. 1st the anointing of the story and 2nd the prowess of the literature standard! Stunning. I've been told about this book for years and I finally read it this year and it's because God intended for me to be transformed in this season of my life right before I marry my fiancé! I will love her, our children, Humanity and God in ways I didn't think possible in the coming years. I am eternally grateful to Wm. Paul Young for being obedient and writing this masterpiece for generations to behold and consume for decades to come!
  • This book has a horrible vision of a cruel deity

    1
    By drdreric
    The book centers around a very young girl murdered by a psychiatric serial killer. One of the Trinity assures the father that throughout her literally tortuous and fatal ordeal the little girl knew her deity was "with" her. In this book God is truly omnipotent and omniscient. What kind of sadistic deity, who had the power to render the doomed girl unconscious, and thus keep her from suffering when she is doomed to die, neglects to do that? The horrible suffering of the 6 year old girl does nothing but please her killer. It fulfills no divine plan, it gives the victim no benefit. As a father who has endured the loss of a daughter, I found this book stomach churning in its insensitivity. Don't waste your time or money. If you have lost a child, avoid it like the plague.
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    5
    By vtreerffd
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  • An Abomination

    1
    By Kraznov7
    I would give a lower rating if it were possible. This is truly an abomination for true, serious Christians. There are at least a dozen heresies in this book that are against clear biblical Christian beliefs. Thus those who support this book are not filled with the Holy Spirit and are devoid of discernment.
  • Personal Challenge

    5
    By Jazzi's mom
    I read this book as a personal challenge because 2 Christian acquaintances hated it and 2 also Christian loved it! I did not ask anyone why until I read it myself! One could not get past the presentation of God as female and she said that ruined the whole story for her. One had a child who was murdered and she found peace, comfort and answers in this story. I myself lost a son in a car/train wreck on his 17th birthday. I too found comfort and peace and the reminder that my son was never alone! God never left him! I was shocked at first by the female God but that did not ruin it for me! I can't wait to purchase the movie when it comes out on DVD!
  • Repetitious for most of the book

    2
    By Millybo
    Started out with an interesting story and character. Most of the book is Mack talking with the Trinity. Found this part dull and repetitive. Wouldn't buy again. Read the Bible to find out about the Trinity not a fictional book.