Book Review: The Shack

I don’t much care for Wm. Paul Young’s writing style. It’s not great. However, the story he tells in The Shack is well worth reading. A friend handed me this book about 8 hours ago and I devoured it whole. This is one of those books the world needs to read.

It tells the story of a grieving father’s encounter with God. I will say no more. Go read it and then we can talk about it. Here’s one little tiny snippet:

the shack

It was nice to read something fictional and narrative after all the non-fiction I’ve been immersed in. Fiction carries as much truth, sometimes more than, fact.

One thing this book made me think about is that often the best stories don’t get read because the people who most need to hear them don’t like the tone or style. Sad.

Other than that, my thoughts and heart are swirling but I don’t want to give anything away. Spoilers just aren’t any fun and I’d hate to deprive anyone of the opportunity to explore the mysteries of this book on their own.

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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