February 21st, 2012
This is another re-read. It has taken me months to finish this book because I have only been reading a page or two at a time. The reason for this is that this book is so full of concepts and theology that you need a day to two to think about the implications of what you have just read.
The shack is a fictional novel about a guy called Mack and his experience of God and the Trinity (Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit) as they help him navigate through the suffering of having a young daughter murdered. This novel is about suffering and healing and I can say that I am not the only one who has read this book and not felt a little bit healed themselves. Although, this is clearly a christian novel, it has topped the New York Bestseller list and I can see that all kinds of people would find the ideas expressed in this book life giving. Or, perhaps frustrating and challenging.
If theology/religion is not for you, then this book might be one you miss.
Beware, the story starts off cheesy, then turns horrible (the murder) but if you stick through this, it soon becomes wonderful.
Similar books: I cannot think of any… Perhaps, the ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel (which also discusses Islam, Buddhism and Christianity)'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant (which is about Dinah, a woman from the old testament of the bible, if you like historic fiction, then this is for you) 'Captivating' by John and Staci Eldridge 

This is another re-read. It has taken me months to finish this book because I have only been reading a page or two at a time. The reason for this is that this book is so full of concepts and theology that you need a day to two to think about the implications of what you have just read.

The shack is a fictional novel about a guy called Mack and his experience of God and the Trinity (Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit) as they help him navigate through the suffering of having a young daughter murdered. This novel is about suffering and healing and I can say that I am not the only one who has read this book and not felt a little bit healed themselves. Although, this is clearly a christian novel, it has topped the New York Bestseller list and I can see that all kinds of people would find the ideas expressed in this book life giving. Or, perhaps frustrating and challenging.

If theology/religion is not for you, then this book might be one you miss.

Beware, the story starts off cheesy, then turns horrible (the murder) but if you stick through this, it soon becomes wonderful.

Similar books: I cannot think of any… 
Perhaps, the ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel (which also discusses Islam, Buddhism and Christianity)
'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant (which is about Dinah, a woman from the old testament of the bible, if you like historic fiction, then this is for you) 
'Captivating' by John and Staci Eldridge