The Shack

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 hi...

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Title:The Shack
Author:William Paul Young
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ISBN:0964729237
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:252 pages

The Shack Reviews

  • Christie
    Feb 03, 2008
    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 writ...
  • Kim♥
    Feb 21, 2008
    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 tw...
  • Mike
    Feb 26, 2008
    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...
  • Eric Bjerke
    Jun 02, 2008
    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 th...
  • Amanda J
    Sep 07, 2008
    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...
  • Jay
    Sep 24, 2008
    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,...
  • Renee
    Dec 01, 2008
    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 u...
  • C.J.
    Jan 24, 2009
    This book was recommended to me by a book group I attended to speak about my book A Demon Awaits. I had not read this book prior to writing mine, but I was very surprised to find that the premise of our books (a man struggling to heal his relationship with God) was identical. Before I continue I...
  • Books Ring Mah Bell
    Jul 30, 2009
    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 yo...
  • Natalie Vellacott
    Jun 23, 2015
    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 ...