The Shack by William Paul Young

The Shack

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 b...


Details The Shack

TitleThe Shack
ISBN9780964729230
Author
Release DateJul 1st, 2007
PublisherWindblown Media
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Christian Fiction, Religion, Spirituality
Rating

Reviews The Shack

  • Jay
    2008-09-24
    I know, I know. Everyone loves this book. No fewer than forty-three people asked me "Have you read The Shack yet?" Invariably, they responded to my negative response with something along the lines of "You have to! It changed my life! I was full of questions, and life stunk, and then I read the book, and God made sense to me, I understood quantum physics effortlessly, and all of a sudden I could spin flax into gold!"So, what I'm about to say is go...
  • Kim♥
    2008-02-21
    Having had such high hopes for this book, I was sadly disappointed about its content, being for the most part simply unbiblical. Yes, there were poignant scenes and emotional moments that moved me to tears- but that does not tip the scales against all of the errors slipped in and truths that were twisted. Being protective especially of new Christians, I strongly caution anyone about reading it. This book should be read with much discernment.Pleas...
  • Renee
    2008-12-01
    Pure drivel. This book read like a Betty Crocker recipe gone bad: take one all-American Jesus lovin’/fearing family, add one unexplainable tragedy, mix with equal parts anger , guilt and sadness , bake for three weeks and get a bitter man who has turned his back on God. Alias, no need to give up, because God writes our hero a personalized note, and tells him to meet him in “the shack” (the place of his daughter’s murder), funny thing is, ...
  • Amanda J
    2008-09-07
    I was recommended this book by several people who found it both moving and fresh. So Mr. Young certainly has an audience for this glib encounter between Mack, the “everyman,” and God. I, however, must not be the intended audience. Despite the fact millions of copies have been sold and the book has climbed its way to the top of the New York Times Bestsellers List, I found The Shack to be preachy and fake to the point of insincerity. The main c...
  • Christie
    2008-02-03
    First off this will be lengthy so don’t feel you have to read it.This is a hard book to review because you pretty much have to separate it into two parts. The novel, and the theological.This man is not a writer. As far as the novel aspect of this book, I don't personally believe it is well written. Both the descriptions and dialogue don't ring true to me. But if delve into a little of the back story regarding this author you find that he never ...
  • Candace
    2017-06-09
    While most of my friends seem to have a love or hate relationship with this book, I can't say that I do. I am the rare reader that didn't have a strong opinion about this book, one way or the other. I found it to be good and entertaining enough, but I didn't find it to be life-changing or especially inspirational for me. It was certainly a change from my usual type of story, so that was refreshing in a sense. However, in the end it was in the "go...
  • Eric Bjerke
    2008-06-02
    It is hard to not get carried away and be too effusive about this book. When one has spent time with someone or something, it is natural to feel a close connection to that thing and, I think, lose objectivity. Obviously I didn't try too hard to be calm and subdued in my praise because one can see that I rated it 5 stars; however, I think I will start with why I don't think it is a 5-star book. It wasn't a book that I just couldn't put down. This ...
  • Mike
    2008-02-26
    Note: After several friends challenged me to read the book again (I assume they wanted me to upgrade The Shack to five stars), I indeed read it a second time. As a result, I downgraded it another star. There are things I noticed the second time I didn't the first.Added to my review below are several more specific drawbacks of the book. Unfortunately, every one of these would have been pointed out by first or second year writing students, which si...
  • Natalie Vellacott
    2015-06-23
    My updated comments on the book and movie are here; https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...I was given this book as a gift many years ago and read the first few chapters. I was annoyed by the profanity. I don't think it is ever okay for a Christian author to use profanity in any circumstances. Why not use alternative words especially in a fictional book. It's like the children who swear to try and shock people or to fit in with the crowd. Christ...
  • Books Ring Mah Bell
    2009-07-30
    7/30 don't even go there. I have to read this because I made a promise. silly me.7/31 - God, I am glad that's over.So, I thought long and hard about giving this book 2 stars. I really did. Here's why:1. author states heaven is NOT gold/pearl streets. (yay!)2. author states forgiveness is good for you. not forgiving will destroy you. (agreed)3. "Jesus" states he's not big on religion, or politics or economics. Calls them a "man- created trinity of...