The Shack Quotes

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William Paul Young
“religion is about having the right answers, and some of their answers are right... but i am about the process that takes you to the living answer... it will change you from the inside. there are a lot of smart people who are able to say a lot of right things from their brain because they have been told what the right answers are, but they don't know me at all. ”
wm. paul young

William Paul Young
“[...] love is much stronger than your fault could ever be.”
Wm. Paul Young

William Paul Young
“Why do children love to hide and seek? Ask any person who has a passion to explore and discover and create. The choice to hide so many wonders from you is an act of love that is a gift inside the process of life.”
William P. Young, The Shack

William Paul Young
“Your world is severely broken. You demanded your independence, and now you are angry with the One who loved you enough to give it to you.”
Wm. Paul Young

William Paul Young
“Judging requires that you think yourself superior to the one you judge.”
Wm. Paul Young

William Paul Young
“Nobody knows what horrors I have saved the world from 'cuz people can't see what never happened. All evil flows from independence, and independence is your choice. If I were to simply revoke all the choices of independence, the world as you know it would cease to exist and love would have no meaning. This world is not a playground where I keep all my children free from evil. Evil is the chaos of this age that you brought to me, but it will not have the final say. Now it touches everyone that I love, those who follow me and those who don't. If I take away the consequences of people's choices, I destroy the possibilities of love. Love that is forced is no love at all.”
William P. Young

William Paul Young
“In seminary he had been taught that God had completely stopped any overt communication with moderns, preferring to have them only listen to and follow sacred Scripture, properly interpreted, of course. God's voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellects. It seemed that direct communication with God was something exclusively for the ancients and uncivilized, while educated Westerner's access to God was mediated and controlled by the intelligentsia. Nobody wanted God in a box, just in a book.”
William P. Young, The Shack

William Paul Young
“Emotions are the colors of the soul; they are spectacular and incredible. When you don't feel, the world becomes dull and colorless.”
Wm. Paul Young

William Paul Young
“But without wisdom, imagination is like a cruel taskmaster.”
WM. Paul Young

William Paul Young
“Love is just the skin of knowing.”
Wm. Paul Young

William Paul Young
“Remember that choosing to
stay on the ground is a choice to facilitate a relationship; to honor it. Mackenzie, you do this yourself. You don’t
play a game or color a picture with a child to show your superiority. Rather, you choose to limit yourself so as
to facilitate and honor that relationship. You will even lose a competition to accomplish love. It is not about
winning and losing, but about love and respect.”
William P Young

Shannon L. Alder
“The best part of the gospel is you get to take it with you wherever your heart lands.”
Shannon L. Alder

R. Alan Woods
“I was 'led' to read The Shack by Wm Paul Young after the sudden & unexpected death of my fiance', Marina DeAngelo in July of 2012. It helped me as it has millions of people with the trauma and grief associated with the great personal loss of a loved one."

~R. Alan Woods [2013]”
R. Alan Woods, The Journey Is the Destination: A Book of Quotes With Commentaries

William Paul Young
“Mackenzie, I am what some would say ‘holy,
and wholly other than you.’ The problem is that many folks try to grasp some sense of who I am by taking the
best version of themselves, projecting that to the nth degree, factoring in all the goodness they can perceive,
which often isn’t much, and then call that God. And while it may seem like a noble effort, the truth is that it
falls pitifully short of who I really am. I’m not merely the best version of you that you can think of. I am far
more than that, above and beyond all that you can ask or think.”
William P Young

Dragos Bratasanu
“[THE DAILY BREATH]

I love the ending of the novel "The Shack" by William Young.

Mackenzie, the main character, encounters Jesus during his near-death experience:

"Don't all roads in life lead to you?"asks Mackenzie.

Jesus answers: "No. But I will take all and every road to get to you."

Because you are worthy to be loved.”
Dragos Bratasanu

“When all you see is your pain, perhaps then you lose sight of me?”
W.M. Paul Young

William Paul Young
“You humans, so little in your own eyes. ... don't even comprehend that you are dragging the entire creation along with you. (Sarayu)”
William P. Young