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ISBN13: 9780964729230
ISBN10: 0964729237
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Ms Donna M Anderson, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Ms Donna M Anderson)
Insight into a personal relationship with God. It gave me hope and inspiration that God is present in our everyday lives.
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Sammi Smith, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by Sammi Smith)
The Shack has penetrated my heart in how I view my relationship with God. I love it! Very life changing.
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Just Jennifer, July 19, 2012 (view all comments by Just Jennifer)
I have given this book 5 stars - but if I could I would give it 100! It was truly an amazing book! It was a look at religion in a way that I've never experienced before. It didn't necessarily change my views on religion, as some of the "points" that are made are in line with my beliefs, but it did put into words things I've been struggling to.

The story starts with Mackenzie's daughter being kidnapped. As Mackenzie tries to deal with it and "move on" as he thinks the rest of his family has done he is delivered a note, and given his desire to find out what happened to his daughter he takes off to discover a new clue. I feel bad for Mackenzie. He feels guilty for allowing his daughter to be kidnapped, has all but lost the rest of his family in his desire to find out what happened, and his faith in anything is gone. As he is on his journey for his daughter he comes across three people who try to help him restore his faith. It's so emotional - I cried almost through the entire book!


It's not an easy read by any means. At the very least it will make you think. It could very well go against everything you believe. The trials that Mackenzie has to go through to get what he's searching for are so amazing. They really put things into a perspective that I've never even thought about before.

I want to tell you about my favorite scene of the book. I don't normally do this, but this book was so great that I can't not share it. I'd love to just tell you about everything, but you should read it for yourself1 At one point in the story Makenzie is taken to a dark cave and he's asked to judge people. He's reluctant to do it, and the wisdom that is gifted to him really made me think. It's such a powerful scene - and the reward that Mackenzie gets from "learning" this lesson is so great that just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes and gives me goose bumps.

There are a few things in the book that I am surprised didn't cause a huge stir. I felt that the book kind of defies the "normal" view of how a person should experience religion. But I think it's a must-read!
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Just Jennifer, July 19, 2012 (view all comments by Just Jennifer)
I have given this book 5 stars - but if I could I would give it 100! It was truly an amazing book! It was a look at religion in a way that I've never experienced before. It didn't necessarily change my views on religion, as some of the "points" that are made are in line with my beliefs, but it did put into words things I've been struggling to.

The story starts with Mackenzie's daughter being kidnapped. As Mackenzie tries to deal with it and "move on" as he thinks the rest of his family has done he is delivered a note, and given his desire to find out what happened to his daughter he takes off to discover a new clue. I feel bad for Mackenzie. He feels guilty for allowing his daughter to be kidnapped, has all but lost the rest of his family in his desire to find out what happened, and his faith in anything is gone. As he is on his journey for his daughter he comes across three people who try to help him restore his faith. It's so emotional - I cried almost through the entire book!


It's not an easy read by any means. At the very least it will make you think. It could very well go against everything you believe. The trials that Mackenzie has to go through to get what he's searching for are so amazing. They really put things into a perspective that I've never even thought about before.

I want to tell you about my favorite scene of the book. I don't normally do this, but this book was so great that I can't not share it. I'd love to just tell you about everything, but you should read it for yourself1 At one point in the story Makenzie is taken to a dark cave and he's asked to judge people. He's reluctant to do it, and the wisdom that is gifted to him really made me think. It's such a powerful scene - and the reward that Mackenzie gets from "learning" this lesson is so great that just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes and gives me goose bumps.

There are a few things in the book that I am surprised didn't cause a huge stir. I felt that the book kind of defies the "normal" view of how a person should experience religion. But I think it's a must-read!
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family8, July 7, 2012 (view all comments by family8)
This book is a work of fiction that some would say should be burned because it is sacrilegious. It describes the long controversial topic of the Holy Trinity. If you believe there is such a thing. Some would say the very topic of the Holy Trinity is itself a work of fiction. People who believe have attempted to describe the Trinity in analogies such as an egg, i.e.; being three parts, yet all one being or all one thing. In the Mr Young's version the Trinity here is a group of misfits that have come to dwell in a run down shack. Choosing to appear to the main character of the book. As a jolly housekeeper/cook (God), a hapless carpenter (Jesus) and an etherial gardener (The Holy Spirit), they cold-heartedly invite him to come to them to a shack that earlier his daughter was apparently kidnapped and found murdered in. It begs the question what loving God, caring Jesus, or Holy Spirit (who is our Comforter) would torture someone in such a way? But then the author takes us to met these three characters in person and they are wonderful to met. You sit on the porch and chat with the cook. You lay on the dock with the carpenter with your feet dangling out over and gazing up at the stars. You walk through the garden and learn that Bible stories were truths and not myths. Remember now this book itself is a work of fiction! It will cause you to reassess your beliefs if you say you a Christian or not. This book is wonderfully uplifting and amazingly insightful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780964729230
Author:
Young, Wm. Paul
Publisher:
Windblown Media
Editor:
Jacobsen, Wayne
Editor:
Cummings, Brad
Author:
Young, William P.
Author:
Young, William Paul
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Life change events
Subject:
Missing children
Subject:
Christian - Suspense
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.02x5.17x.69 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A grieving father receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him to meet in the Oregon wilderness where his daughter was brutally murdered. What he learns there is transforming readers around the world.
"Synopsis" by , Mackenzie Allen Phillips's 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 this 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 wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

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