The Shack Book Review

Wow… that’s how this book left me… lets talk about it…

The Shack

by WM Paul Young

27170166

Book Description:

“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!”

-From GoodReads.com

My Review:

OMG this book!!!

Yeap, this book hit me right on the feels….

I cried and laughed all trough this book and at the same time.

Okay, so there’s a lot of hate about this book, and I get it at some point, but again I think this book is really good for the purpose that it was made. And I appreciate how bold the author was about telling the story and not letting it be a theological thing. The book is a work of fiction. That’s something really important that people should keep in mind before they read this book.

Now, I really did enjoyed the book. I thought it was the type of book that you can’t put down. But it does have it’s flaws. The beginning of the book is not that strong (I know I just said that it’s the type of book that you can’t put down but stay with me) enough to keep you wanting more. What makes you pull trough is the description you read at the back of the book or in GoodReads.com that makes you want to know what happens next. Now Once you enter the actual story, it’s really hard to put down.

One of the things that makes me consider a book good and ignore some problems, are the characters. If the author has a character that doesn’t annoyed you and you get to fill his or her pain and you get to sympathize with them then the book served one of its purpose. And this book did just that. I cried with the main character I got to conclusions when he did, I laughed when he did. The book was written to make you ride with the character. That’s why I enjoyed this book so much.

It has many obvious mistakes, but if you can read a book and enjoy it for what the genre of the book is and not bombarded with theological accusations than this book is for you.

Read it is great, I loved it. It’s the type of book you’ll think about long after you finish it.

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