The Shack
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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 his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!

* book description from the back cover

Title:The Shack
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:248 pages

    The Shack Reviews

  • 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 ...

  • Kim?
    Sep 01, 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 ...

  • Renee
    Dec 31, 2009

    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 , b...

  • Amanda J
    Sep 14, 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,...

  • Christie
    Jun 02, 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 ...

  • Eric Bjerke
    Jul 15, 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 obj...

  • Mike
    Jan 25, 2013

    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...

  • C.J.
    Feb 01, 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 o...

  • Books Ring Mah Bell
    Jun 17, 2011

    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:...

  • Mary
    Feb 01, 2014

    This review has been removed for personal reasons.All of you who liked, commented, and otherwise made it clear that you "felt me" on my response to The Shack are very much appreciated....