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The Shack by Wm Paul Young -A Book Review

Updated on December 31, 2012

The Shack


The Shack

The Shack, By Wm. Paul Young

I have just finished reading a very interesting book. My mother-in-law has decided I need more religion in my life and she purchased the book for me. I might not have read it otherwise.

The book is The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. There is a story behind the story, as well. One Christmas, a man decided that he had enough things in his life and decided that he would be a “Secret Santa.” He decided that he would take a one hundred dollar bill and randomly stopped at someone’s home. He slid the hundred dollar bill under the door and never expected to hear about it again.

A few years later, this man was called to help write a book. As he walked up to the home, he thought it was vaguely familiar. He finally recognized it as the house he had given the money to years before. He also discovered that the money had been used to finish the book, The Shack….

The Shack is a story about a man, Mack, that is going through a terrible time. He thinks that it was his fault that his daughter was taken and murdered by a child killer. He has blamed all of his troubles on God and has decided that God isn’t worth worshipping any longer. One day the Mack gets a strange note in his mailbox. The note leads Mack back to the place he never wanted to see again, the Shack. After a weekend at the Shack, Mack returns home a changed man.

This book is a wonderful story that hooks you at the introduction and keeps you reeled in until the very end. It is almost impossible to put down once you start it, so make sure you have enough time to read it.

I usually don’t write book reviews, but this is one I can highly recommend!


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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      feeling fit -I am glad that I could encourage you to read the book! It truly is awesome!

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      Feeling Fit 6 years ago from Fitting in Fitness Moves Everywhere!

      Dear justateacher...

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write this book review. I was lent a copy of this book, & I have not yet read it.

      I have this strange preference to know the basic plot & the ending of books & films, so detailed reviews always get a 5-star rating from me!'

      Your clear, concise, detailed explanation of how you came upon the book, its plot, & its value all speak to your special education background. I appreciate your warm, clear writing & your work as an educator.

      Thank you so much for this review! I have voted it "up", "interesting", "beautiful", "awesome", & "useful", because it was just lovely & perfectly timed motivation for me to read "The Shack"!

      Happy Holidays & Merry Jingle...Feeling Fit

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      Cindy A. Johnson 6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      I loved this book. It is a great read and really makes you think.

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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      It is very good! You and your daughter should read it! It really makes you think about how you look at God and religion.

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      I haven't read it but have looked at and wondered if it was good. I think my daughter would also like this.

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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I really enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Fiddleman 6 years ago

      Great book.