The Shack

The Shack

Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

Book - 2016
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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. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Windblown Media, 2016
Edition: First trade paperback media tie-in edition
ISBN: 9781455567607
1455567604
Branch Call Number: Fiction You
Characteristics: 260 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cummings, Brad
Jacobsen, Wayne

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kerrinorman
Jun 19, 2018

Unfortunately, this is a quite poorly written folksy, homespun book that falls into the trap of most religious writing - "If I can't understand it, it must be God". I'm an atheist and a good book that intelligently investigates belief in a god via an engaging story can be a great read. I had hoped this would be in that category but sadly, it is not.

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nordicleather
Nov 10, 2017

A spiritual experience as opposed to a religious experience. The Shack was very special, although my concept of the Devine does not follow the party line. I liked that the various images of God in The Shack were varied & weren't the ones peddled to me in church as a child. I liked that at one point that God was a black women. Another time he was hippy type of man, etc. It successfully strated the line between the natural & the supernatural world.

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billhorton1
Aug 22, 2017

God is in control. He is sovereign over good things, bad things, weather, sickness, death--everything! I read Job before reading the Shack. In Job I learned that because Job trusted God, he could worship Him in his hard times. In the Shack I found the main character, Mack, was suffering for a number of reasons. God in three Persons loved Mack throughout the book reminding him how important relationships are and forgiveness and reconciliation and about the amazing redemption that God provides us through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, Who bore our sins on the Cross . The book reflected how God is right in the middle of all of this suffering wanting and willing to love each of us through our pain. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

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sdkeithk
Aug 15, 2017

This book shouldn't be included in the Christian category because it is so biblically unsound. It's feel good theology that's leading Christians astray. It's too bad that TBN is so sold on it.

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johncruse
Jul 29, 2017

Sheer nonsense.

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Juliegal53
Jun 19, 2017

Simplistic story with mediocre writing.

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texasbooks
Jun 08, 2017

I look forward to reading this book. I was 65 for three books but now to 14th on the list. Must be a great book to have to wait 3 or 4 months to get to read it!! This was the best book I have ever read. I enjoyed it very much. Will read it again ater I am sre.

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skigal7815
Apr 18, 2017

Not biblical --- teaches the wrong things to nonbelievers.
If you are a follower of Christ - beware - read your bible to know the truth!

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Justyn
Apr 07, 2017

God loves you, but God's love is attached to His truth. This book offers many ideas contrary to His truth. It gives a false picture of who God is, I would stay away from it entirely.

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mellisarosesauers
Mar 17, 2017

while the book is totally different than the movie, which I don't like because the movie was so great but then the book was different, with not a lot of the same stuff, the book was amazing. It changed my life and my outlook on God, it answered questions I had.

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Elvira1923
Aug 16, 2012

Provides a different view of justice and how to make peace with a tragic event. The characters are well developed and the read is captivating.

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wilmag
Sep 25, 2011

The synopsis of the book does not set you up for what is to come in the pages of the book. Very difficut content emotionally, followed by an extreme amount of religion and philosophy.

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Jghiai
Jul 08, 2014

" Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors".

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