|The Shack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I tend to go on reading binges every few months or so and when I do I gravitate towards books that I’ve either had in mind for a long while or whatever is on the New York Times Bestseller list. Once I’ve had my reading fill, I go back to perusing magazines and what-not. It’s odd, I know, but my schedule doesn’t always dictate time for reading a novel regularly.
That said, I’ve managed to ready three books over the past week and one of them was a short, but extremely heavy, novel called The Shack.
The story within the book is a fairly simple one to relay, a man loses his young daughter to tragedy and now faces struggles within himself as to the relevance of a God who doesn’t step-in to keep such things from happening. Several years later, he receives a mysterious note asking that he return to the place that has caused his heart and soul so much pain, the aforementioned shack—the place where his young daughter was presumably murdered—and upon his return he finds that there is more to God than meets the eye.
I won’t give away the story but I will say that if you are a person of strong faith, this book will certainly make you question some of the ideals you’ve always believed to be true about The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost.
It’s certainly a book worth reading so I recommend it highly.
Check it out.