Friday, July 3, 2009

Review: The Shack by William P Young

Summary from Barnes and Noble:
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ 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 the 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 a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

I'd been interested in reading this book for awhile, since I had heard so much about it. It was definitely a lot different than everything else I've been reading lately, but I was anxious to see what all the buzz was about.

The story is really powerful, and I was in tears through most of the first half of the book (ok, and a lot of the second half too!). After that, it got a little wordy at times, and was pretty deep, but definitely a powerful story that made you think a lot. I can see why people have been drawn to it. I don't consider myself a super religious person, but I don't think it necessarily matters when reading this book.

Overall, a good read and I'll be recommending it to others that I think will enjoy the message.

Rated: 4/5

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