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- Publisher: Oasis Audio; Unabridged edition (July 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598594192
- ISBN-13: 978-1598594195
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.6 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12,068 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
WM. PAUL YOUNG was born a Canadian and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the wastefulness of grace with his family in the Pacific Northwest. He is also the author of Cross Roads and Eve. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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However, I think many are missing the point that the book is a parable, not a doctrinal treatise. I found reading the book to be an incredibly moving experience, and have (cautiously) recommended it to those in my circle of acquaintance whom I think would be able to digest its message.
I do find it interesting that so many evangelical Christians have had such a negative visceral reaction to this novel. This is especially remarkable in light of the fact that, by and large, evangelical Christianity has embraced C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia--this despite the fact that Lewis wove animism, Greek philosophy, and Roman mythology into his parabolic communication of Christian truth. Not to put too fine a point on it, but is it any more offensive to present God in the form of an African-American woman who cooks scones, than it is to present God's Son as an animal which imparts blessing to children by licking them in the face? (Incidentally, I thoroughly enjoyed the Narnian Chronicles as well.)
My recommendation: If you want theology, read the works of theologians. (Watch out for Sproul and other 5-pointers, though.) If you want an emotionally moving parable which hammers home the importance of a personal relationship with God, then buy and read--and be touched by--The Shack.
If I had to describe the trinity, this is exactly how I always wanted to believe they were. Not all this religion with rules and judgements. This is a beautiful story. I actually read it 2.5 times back to back in one weekend the first time I finally read it. Was a cold Feb weekend in florida so I broke down, bought the book and went home to fireplace and book. Didn't leave all weekend. I don't think anything has ever reached as deep to my core as parts of this book did.