Thursday, May 7, 2009
Last night I finally finished The Shack by William Paul Young. It was our April bookclub pick. I know I'm bad for not having it finished before the meeting but it's not that bad since the meeting was just this past Sunday. I didn't read any reviews on this book or the back of the book like I normally do so I had no idea what to expect from it.
I struggled with the beginning of it and cried my eyes out in the break room at work where I did most of my reading. Once I got through the sad part I was very surprised to see the book take a turn and go to a very religious subject matter. Even now after finishing the book I'm not sure how I feel about the ideas discussed in the book. I've also felt confident in my religious beliefs and for me some of the ways they portrayed things just doesn't add to me. I know for those of you that may have read this you will probably say that part of the point of this book was to challenge the beliefs you been taught but I'm just not sure I want to do that.
Regardless of those feelings I still felt that this was an excellent book and worth reading.