The Shack (Windblown, 2007) is a fictional religious story about experiencing grace and learning forgiveness. It was written by William P. Young for his six children and not originally intended for publication. It has been on the top sellers list at Amazon and the New York Times.
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, had been abducted during a family vacation and evidence of her murder found at an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. For years Mack suffered from The Great Sadness until he received a note presumably from God to meet him at the shack. Most of the story involves his encounter with God at the shack and his reconciliation to God, his family, and himself. Be prepared for Young’s unusual, and provocative depiction of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. This book will prompt questions and discussion.