Friday, May 08, 2009

The Shack

The ShackSettle down in your favorite chair and make yourself at home in The Shack.  
Of course, when you read the first chapter, or even just the plot summary, you'll think I've lost my mind.  The subject sounds unsettling.  It is.
I read the back cover and waited to read the book.  I was afraid it would bother me.  It did.  I was sure that I would cry.  I did.
Still, it's a book that will make you think and just possibly, look at life a little differently.

I'm not a huge fan of the writing style.  The actual story however, is powerful.

And for any of you out there who are sure that you know what God looks like--it might be time to take another look.


Rene said...

I've heard real mixed comments about this book. Some think it is the greatest book ever, others hurl against the wall. Interesting to hear your perspective.

LoryKC said...

I kept coming across reviews and people kept talking about it so I finally bought it to see what the fuss was about.
I started the first chapter and then still put it off until I needed something to read on the plane.

I did not expect to enjoy the book.
(The writer originally wrote the story as a Christmas gift to family and friends. He ran off copies and gave them as gifts. Apparently he has done this before but this time, his family kept passing the book around...)

I did not expect to be impressed.
I read it on the flight to Vegas--where I did expect to win a few bucks at roulette.
I didn't win a thing but was intrigued by the book!

No pressure but you can have my copy if you want to read it.
(Somehow I ended up with two but gave the other to Mom--don't know if she's reading it yet.)