Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Shack

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.


Missy said...

I have also read the book! I read it first and then 90 minutes in Heaven. I preferred The Shack vs 90mins. I agree with you - it was a great book and worth reading. I agree that some of the religious points of the book was not in sync with what my pastors have preached but it was still a great book. I was hooked when I read that the little girls name was Missy! I also found it kind of hard to follow with 3 individuals speaking as 1.

Anonymous said...

Totally got enrapt in the story of missy, and then I fuzzed over a few times in all the universe, god is with us, etc. stuff. Even a sort of religious gal like myself was having trouble buying into it and wrapping my brain around it. All in all, I dug the comfort factor—very positive book—and I enjoyed the story. Creative, good stuff. - tif

Tabi said...

I have just started hearing about this book and haven't been able to decide if I want to read it or not!

Missy said...

Glad you liked the glowing glassess - my parents bought them for the girls at a local car show. They are very bright and slightly annoying but the girls like them!