Posted by: janpierce | December 11, 2007

The Shack by William P. Young

   I recently read a book called The Shack by William P. Young, a Portland, OR author.  It was recommended by some good friends and they had been deeply affected by reading it.  Without giving away too much of the story, the book is about a man who meets God in His three persons through a personal family tragedy.  The dialogue is especially thought-provoking as the main character’s misconceptions, doubts, and points of anger are exposed through his conversations with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

 The issues of why the innocent suffer, God’s inherent goodness, the joy believers should experience and often do not, all of these and more are the reason I really enjoyed this book.  It is one of the few books I plan on rereading for the purpose of carefully analyzing the dialogue.  The website about the book and author is



  1. Jan, we also read The Shack and are astounded by the effect it is having on many. I will also be rereading the dialogue which was so thought provoking and challenging against what we are used to hearing.

    Check out this site for more inside information about the people who believed in the book and invested in its production:

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