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Before the film comes out, read the powerful Christian novel which became an international bestseller and changed lives across the world.
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'The Shack', from first time novelist William Paul Young, gives you a run-away best selling novel with a surprising and unconventional explanation of The Trinity and a refreshing view of God's grace and all accepting love.
With its story of the restoration of a man torn in two by grief and guilt, The Shack has become a landmark in Christian faith based fiction. Opening up the understanding of The Trinity even to those with no deep knowledge of theology the New York Times bestseller sparked praise and controversy in equal amounts at all levels of church involvement - from new Christians to theological scholars.
Reasons to buy and give 'The Shack' by William Paul Young:
For an engaging novel of life changing divine love and grace
To discover God in a world filled with unspeakable pain
For a new and unconventional explanation of the Holy Trinity
To appreciate the all embracing comfort and acceptance of God
For a novel that introduces another to faith based fiction
To begin the process of restoration in one torn by grief and loss
---- The Shack - Where tragedy confronts eternity
The faith based novel that caused a stir in the church and in literary circles, 'The Shack' is a book people should read before making their own judgement. It is a fantastic growing phenomenon, as originally The Shack was never intended to be published and its initial production produced 14 copies that were intended for friends. That has now risen to the production and the selling of over 4 million copies worldwide and becoming a New York Times bestseller.
---- The Shack - Plot of a Deeply Spiritual Novel
The pain in this novel is that 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, ostensibly from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgement he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.
---- The Author - About William Paul Young
William Paul Young, known by his friends and family as Paul is a self-proclaimed 'accidental' author with 'The Shack' being originally written for his 6 children as a present. He wrote as a way to provide unique gifts to his friends and family and this was the birth of 'The Shack'. Living in Canada with his wife and children Paul was raised by missionary parents and he has lived a life where he created his shack, which he describes as a place that is filled with issues and hurt.
"When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross-fertilize the result is a novel of the order of The Shack."
- Eugene Peterson, author of The Message.
The Shack by Wm Paul Young was published by Hodder and Stoughton in July 2008 and is our 891st best seller. The ISBN for The Shack is 9780340979495.
This UK edition from Hodder published 17th July 2008
Seldom can such an unheralded book by an unknown author cause such interest not only in the Christian publishing world, but also in general publishing! Last week (August 2008) it had reached sales of over 2 million copies in Britain alone! Basically this is a novel concerning the mysterious disappearance of a young girl. Four years on, the girl’s father ‘Mack’ receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him back to the place – the shack, where evidence had previously been found which points to his daughter having been murdered there. Against his fear and better judgement, the grieving father decides to go…..
The remainder of the book graphically describes him meeting God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in a manner he never envisaged, i.e. God is a black woman! The book is subtitled ‘Where tragedy confronts eternity’, and the whole aspect of suffering is dealt with at great length. Many people query ‘Why does God allow suffering to happen?’ William Young tackles this question in a unique way. Using fiction as a tool, he is able to reach deep into the human heart and shows how God deals with each one of us in an individual and loving way, if only we will let Him. This book truly brings healing and understanding to one of the most difficult subjects that many of us have to deal with. In my opinion it is an outstanding book, fully deserving of its huge sales.
Dave Brassington, Family Books, Keynsham
I too have read this book and been enthralled with it. See The Missy Project at the website www.theshackbook.com. Editor
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“The Christian fiction sensational that set the reading world ablaze, The Shack is the bestselling phenomenon everyone should read, Christian and Non-Christian.”
“Mackenzie’s nightmare is turned upside down when he receives a mysterious letter inviting him back to the place that plagues his thoughts day and night – the shack where his daughter was murdered. When he opens the door to his nightmares, God visits him and together they have a heated discussion about the unspeakable suffering that happens every day in our world.”
“When you mix creative writing with passionate theology the result is a novel that captures the imagination of a large audience. Read by millions, The Shack continues to inspire new relationships with Jesus and reignite the older ones. Read some of the customer reviews below to see what Eden.co.uk customers think about the book.”
|Author / Artist||Wm Paul Young|
|Publisher||Hodder and Stoughton (July 2008)|
|Number of Pages||256|
|Page last updated||21st February 2018|