The Shack

Just finished reading “The Shack”, by Wm Paul Young. I don’t pretend to be a literary critic. I just like to read. It took me a while to get through it. It isn’t a particularly difficult read. I just had a lot of things going on that made it hard to do this in one stretch. It was a moving book that had me weeping as I read one day on a Metro bus. I decided then and there that I shouldn’t read it in public. We had a pastor who used to say “God’ll mess you up!” I can say that this book messed me up.
I’m not going to write here what the book was about, aside from the very general. It’s about overcoming tragedy; about healing and forgiveness. It’s about changing our notions of what relationship means.
It’s a book that has generated controversy in some circles. It messes with some of our Western traditions. Some from the more religious persuasions might not feel comfortable with how God is portrayed. To those, I can only say, It’s a novel. To some, who believe that the God of the Judeo-Christian world is merely a fairy tale, I say, okay. Read it as a fairy tale. To those who are seeking after things spiritual, I say this is a spiritual odyssey. Give it a look.
To those who would like to view the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in a fresh way, read The Shack.