I was incredibly excited to have read this title and to have enjoyed it as much as I did. I read The Shack for a book club that would include clips from the movie. Plus, I of course had to read it before the movie came out because it would not be any fun if I read the book after seeing the movie.
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young is about a man name Mackenzie Allen Phillips who takes his children on a family camping trip and is forced into the worst event of his life, the kidnapping of his daughter. He is sent on a hunt for his daughter and eventually comes to a shack where evidence is found. Three years later, Mack receives a letter in the mailbox inviting hime back to that particular shack for a weekend, signed Papa, a nickname his wife uses when referring to God.
Mack is unsure whether to believe the letter or just contribute it to someones cruel joke, but he decides to go up there anyway just to be sure. He finds more than he could have ever dreamed possible in that shack and realizes that God is real and their love for each other is truly bigger and more powerful than anything else in this world.
The Shack truly took hold of me. I will not sit here and say that I am a devout Christian, but I do believe in a higher power and this book just strengthened that belief. The relationship between God and Mack really mad me think and I believe more now than I ever have that God is with me.
I really enjoyed to story. Having two daughters of my own, I could connect to Mack in a way that someone without kids could not. I could picture myself in his position and know that I would be completely devastated had I lost my own child. This book is powerful, insightful, and wholesome, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great spiritual awakening.
Overall, I rate this book with 4.5 notes!
4.5 NOTE RATING
Hookability: 5 notes
Writing Style: 4 notes
Story: 5 notes
Overall: 4.5 notes
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