"The SHACK" by William Paul Young: Good Read? GOD Read? Don't Read?

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  1. steffsings profile image74
    steffsingsposted 8 years ago

    Did you Read the |T- H- E |neutral S- H- A - C - K|" by William Paul Young? Mildly Religious but very thought provoking! (I started an ONLINE BOOK CLUB and this is was my suggestion for the FIRST Entry - BUT, I was Just wonder what your opinion is, an merit to this book?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haven't read it, but from Christian friends of mine who've read it, I hear it's either total nonsense or bordering on blasphemy.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not blasphemous IMO, but not very good writing either.  I read it after my Mom suggested it - up to the point where God appears as a character who is eerily similar to Aunt Jemimah.

        I tossed the book and whipped up some pancakes.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          haha Ron you know how to make the best of a weird situation!

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    For anyone who likes the kind of religious type fantasy that The Shack tries to employ but fails,  they might try The Stand by Stephen King.  I honestly dunno if it's a book; I just know the movie by that name was pretty good.  It doesn't try to re-play the actual Gospel in a twisted manner;  it's just a story whose intent is to show how to stay strong in the "end times"....

  3. steffsings profile image74
    steffsingsposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm... Honestly, great advice/info/opinion and helps more than you know... For some reason I'm kinda wanting pancakes???

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pancakes sound GREAT!  With REAL butter and maple syrup and oh Blueberry pancakes...

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        A local restaurant here in Flagstaff makes blue corn pancakes.

        They're great with agave nectar.

        mmmmmmmmmm

        1. lisabeaman profile image81
          lisabeamanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          A colts fan who lives in Flag? Nice! You're not far from me... what's the restaurant?

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Criollo.  It's the sister restaurant of Brix

  4. katiem2 profile image58
    katiem2posted 8 years ago

    I read it and was impressed with it's open mindedness.

  5. Evan Hutchinson profile image75
    Evan Hutchinsonposted 8 years ago

    It was a pretty excellent read.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    I couldn't get through the first chapter.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Brix in Napa Valley? Pro'ly not, I'm a guessin.

 
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