The Shack Paperback

Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

by Wm Paul Young

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The Shack

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  • Perfect for book club, fans of great stories, and anyone wanting to discover a view of God's love
  • The Shack is a novel of one man's encounter with God amidst severe loss
  • Before you see the movie, read the book that shared a God of love and compassion

'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 8500th best seller. The ISBN for The Shack is 9780340979495.

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I've finished The Shack. What might be a good book to read after that - one with the same kind of themes and style. I don't want anything heavy.

A:Thanks for your interest in a follow on to The Shack. You might try Wm P Young's second novel, Cross Roads. It is very like The Shack in that the central character experiences sound kind of supernatural encounter with the three persons of The Trinity expressed in very different forms and with different personalities. (Why change a winning formula?) The outcome is life-changing and not just for the main player in the drama. You might also try Michael Neale's The River.

How long is the book?

A:It is 100 pages.

In Brief: Eden Video Transcript


“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 customers think about the book.”


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Details for The Shack

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherHodder and Stoughton (July 2008)
Number of Pages256
Thickness17 mm
Height197 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code1230004
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