I recently started reading “The Shack” by William P. Young, and I want to highly recommend that you pick it up and read it! There are very few books that I pick up and just can’t put it down, but this is one of them. I have not read a fiction story in years, but this one draws you into the story in a compelling way. You won’t be able to stop reading it.
The story revolves around a man who has been deeply wounded as a child by his father, and is then faced with a life-shattering crisis when his daughter is murdered. He receives a note from God wanting to meet him at “the shack,” the place the murder was discovered. Mack, the main character, must go back to the place of his greatest pain and when he gets there, He encounters the Living God. But not in a way you’d expect. Three characters greet him, all representing God…the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And get this: the character of the Father is played by a witty black woman. Interested yet? Did I mention this book has been surrounded with great controversy??
I havent finished the book yet, but I am already starting to have the same reaction as so many other readers: a renewed desire for intimacy with God.
If you haven’t already, check it out @ http://theshackbook.com/.