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The Shack

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note—apparently from God—inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.

Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you—and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You will want everyone you know to read this book.

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The Shack is a one-of-a-kind invitation to journey to the very heart of God. Through my tears and cheers, I have been indeed transformed by the tender mercy with which William Paul Young opened the veil that too often separated me from God and from myself. With every page, the complicated dos and don’ts that distort a relationship into a religion were washed away as I understood Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the first time in my life.”

Patrick M. Roddy, ABC News Emmy Award–winning producer

“Roger Mueller’s clear, gentle voice characterizes Mac’s family with high-spirited joy and laughter. His portrayal of Missy’s animated excitement makes her especially believable. His polished performance of grief-stricken Mac brings tears. With empathy and sensitivity, Mueller captures the mysterious voices of those who have invited him to the now abandoned, yet transformed, cabin in the wilderness. This compelling fantasy explores themes of love, loss, and blame.”

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“Don’t miss this!  If there’s a better book out there capturing God’s engaging nature and His ability to crawl into our darkest nightmare with his love, light, and healing, I’ve not seen it. For the most ardent believer or newest spiritual seeker, The Shack is a must-read.”

Wayne Jacobsen, author of So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore

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    Fascinating

    Holly August 28, 2013
    I found this book fascinating. I know a lot of people who struggle with the idea of the Holy Trinity, and this book helps (I think) shed some light on it. Yes, it’s fiction, but the author’s representation and interpretation of the Trinity is, again, fascinating. Having the backdrop of the story be the murder of a young girl adds extra emotional punch to the novel, though my one complaint with the book would be that, in the end, the murder mystery was rather hastily wrapped up. The core of the book is obviously Mack spending a weekend with God, in all his three forms, but I would have liked a more developed ending. That’s certainly not enough to detract from this book though. I love it and always recommend it to people. Despite the tragic circumstances that prompt Mack’s visit with God, this book will, I hope, put a smile on your face.
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Author Biography

William Paul Young was born a Canadian and along with three younger siblings was raised among a stone-age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of what was New Guinea (West Papua). The family returned to Canada, where his father pastured a number of churches for various denominations. By the time he entered Canadian Bible College, Paul had attended a dozen schools. He completed his undergraduate degree in religion at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. While in Oregon, Paul attended seminary and met and married Kim. Together they celebrate “the wastefulness of grace” with their six children, two daughters-in-law, and now two grandchildren.

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Roger Mueller is a well-known stage and television actor in Chicago. In addition, his radio and voice-over credits include Unshackled!, the Left Behind series, and the audio series Down Gilead Lane.

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