I just finished reading "The Shack" and found it a very moving experience in some ways, although the writing style was problematic for me.
I am still digesting this book, but I have one key question and I hope another (more alert) reader can help me:
~Did Mack kill his father? We are told he "put varmit poison in every bottle in the house" before he left home, left a note asking his mom for forgiveness, and then later he "made his peace with his mother and sisters". Did his father die from the poison?
--If so, why is this not addressed later in the "forgiveness" chapter--as in his FATHER would have to FORGIVE HIM? (Beating a child is a horror, killing your father is worse.)
--If not, how did his father die? How did he escape all those poisoned bottles?
--and in either case, WHY DOESN'T THE AUTHOR MAKE THIS CLEAR?
Readers, what was your take on this question? Any insights offered would be appreciated.
For some reason, this point is really bugging me alot, and interfering with my understanding of the ultimate message.
Thanks in advance.