11 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) The Shack by Wm. Paul Young


This book reminded me a lot of One Fine Day. It was written purely to evoke emotion, and that annoyed me. It was so obvious. So overly done. Just no, no, no.

The first few chapters were actually not too bad and I was holding out hope, but once he entered ‘the shack’ it was all over for me. It turned sappy, over-dramatic, over-theological. Just over.

I was not at all impressed with the writing or much of anything, truth-be-told. I ended up skimming the last chapter or two and moving on to another book.

Having said that, for someone that is overtly religious they MIGHT like this book, but the religion aspect was minor in comparison to the other problems I had with it. Skip it.


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.


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