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The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
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I did NOT like this book. I kept hearing how good it was and got it from the library with no idea what it was about. The idea of a guy who loses faith in god because his child is abducted and then gets invited back to "the shack" where his daughter was found...this time to spend a weekend with god...is not my idea of appealing literature.
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message 1: by Pat (new) - rated it 1 star

Pat I agree with this - I never even finished it - not my cup of tea at all


message 2: by Emonahan50 (new)

Emonahan50 Jill, did not like this at all...if not Catholic, do not see others relating to the whole Trinity thing....would not recommend to anyone...all of my book club hated it..some didn't even finish it. Ellen


message 3: by Val (new) - rated it 3 stars

Val me too


Nyeisha Well as a Christian, methodist. I loved the book. I took away from it what I needed to. I think it is a book that one must identify with. When I read it I was going through a tough time - it made me think of Christ/God in another light. I don't know. Everyone that I know thats read it liked it.


Karen I think you need a certain imagination and open mindedness to enjoy this one


Michelle Randall Not just open-mindness, but if you hae a bent against God in the first place, you are not going to understand or get the book. It was a soul touching experience for me, so much so I have read the book TWICE


message 7: by Cortney (new) - added it

Cortney If one is not a Christian or thinking of Christianity seriously, then they will not enjoy or grasp this book. It requires having the Holy Spirit inside of you, just like with the Bible.


Patty It is God. Not god. It makes all the difference.


Aleshia Robinson I'd like to introduce you to Alcatraz, a deeply troubled, teenage, tattoo artist on a spiritual quest to find God. www.lovegodandtattoos.com


Ryane I think it's beautiful. It's a story of coming to terms, acceptance of what has happened, forgiveness, and reestablishing a lost relationship with God.


message 11: by Debbie (new)

Debbie ingraham I did not enjoy this book either, I also picked it up because everyone was talking how great it was, I just didn't like it.


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa 'The Shack' came highly recommended and I just couldn't finish it. Being a faithful Christian, I found the author's 'dumbing down' of how we view God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit fodder for a grade school audience, not to mention that I thought the writing itself was very amateurish. If you want to read excellent Christian writing, check out author Donald Miller. He never fails to impress and make you think deeper in a very authentic style.


Wilhemina I did not like this book. I was begining to think something was wrong with me, because of the many raving reviews I have heard. I got slightly past the section where Papa was cooking greens for Mac and I could take it no longer.......this is the first book I have actually quit reading without finishing in a long time.


Carrie Randolph I can't understand why you don't like this book. The story runs deeper than the abduction and murder of Missy. To me it taught me actually something I already knew. It just gave me clarification that belief is not a deep religion. That I can believe in God and know that in the end everything will be alright.


message 15: by Christina (new)

Christina It sounds to me like you didn't finish the book. When I first read it four years ago, I didn't like it either and didn't finish it. I picked it back up and started reading it again this year. I have two chapters left and you see Mackenzie change and begin to understand forgiveness. It is truly one of the best books I have ever read. It has taught me so much that I needed.


message 16: by Joyce (new) - rated it 1 star

Joyce O'Neill I agree. I disliked this immensely.


message 17: by Joyce (new) - rated it 1 star

Joyce O'Neill I agree. I disliked this immensely.


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