Friday, February 6, 2009

"The Shack"

A few months ago, a very dear friend called me to ask if I'd read this new book, "The Shack". It is the story of a man named Mack, whose youngest daughter was brutally murdered at a shack, high up in the mountains of Oregon.
One day after a few years had passed, he found a note in his mailbox that said to meet him at the shack. It was signed, "Papa", which is what his wife Nan, called God.

After wrestling in his angry and hurt mind and heart if God communicated in such a way; if it was someone's attempt at some cruel joke, or even an attempt by the murderer of his child to lure him back to that horrid place, he decided to go back to the shack, where he did find God.

I don't want to go any further, as my friend did, by telling me some of the story line, because it made me a little leary of reading a book, because of my own preconceived ideas about God.

I read this book last night, and it has had an impact on me that has left me speechless in as far as how to describe that impact. For those of you who know me, you know that for me to be speechless is near impossible! :)

I urge you to get a copy of this book and let your heart be renewed in the knowing of God and his infinite love for each one of us.



mary said...

I wish we had kept count of how many of the Shack books we have bought and given away :) What a wonderful story of God's desire for intimacy with us. It is my very, very favorite book of 2008. Have a wonderful weekend!

Shelley said...

Hi Janelle,I have read the Shack,and had the same reaction as you. It is now being passed through the is an awesome book.indeed!


Cookie said...

i've bought copies and given away before i had a chance to read it....i'm heading out tomorrow at lunch to get my own (and keep it long enough to read it this time!!!)
thanks for the heads up, sweets!