The Shack

‘This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress did for his. It’s that good!’ (Eugene Peterson )

‘THE SHACK is the most absorbing work of fiction I’ve read in many years. My wife and I laughed, cried and repented of our own lack of faith along the way. THE SHACK will leave you craving for the presence of God.’ (Michael W. Smith, Recording Artist )

‘This story reads like a prayer – like the best kind of prayer, filled with sweat and wonder and transparency and surprise. If you read one work of fiction this year, let this be it.’ (Mike Morrell, )


eading THE SHACK during a very difficult transition in my life, this story has blown the door wide open to my soul.’ (Wynonna Judd, Recording Artist )

‘Clearly the book is speaking loud and clear to a lot of people’

(The Independent )

‘By far the most captivating, deliciously written and theologically refreshing page turner of a novel I have ever read.’

(Gerald Coates, Pioneer )

This is the most heart-warming, inspirational story I have read in decades. If you only read one book in the next year….read THE SHACK

(J John )

‘Brilliant! One of the most faith-enhancing books I have ever read’

(Bear Grylls )

‘Dangerous, dangerous way to do off-the-hook theology, I love it! It’s not just what happens when a theologian becomes storyteller: this is what happens when a survivor who has experienced God decides to tell a story. This should be required reading in spirituality/theodicy classes everywhere. The Shack will quickly become a modern classic, and it will inspire imitators. But very few will match the competence of this work.’

(Siku )

Well, that is what the famous reviewers think. I found it page turning and absorbing. I had resisted reading it despite friends recommending it because as a mother of three I didn’t think I would cope with the murdered child storyline. I found that part hard, but not so difficult that it stopped me reading. How else could the author have dealt with such a hard issue as suffering? There are some elements of the theology that had me puzzled and one or two that I probably don’t agree with but I love it overall and have recommended it to lots of my friends from all different backgrounds.
What an opportunity to open discussions on the trinity, why Jesus came and how much God loves us. Get reading, suggest it to your book groups, give it as a gift.

2 thoughts on “The Shack”

  1. The most brillant book I have read for ages.Going to start reading it again it has hidden depths.If you havn’t read it do so you will never know just what you are missing, a different message for everyone.

  2. Just giving another viewpoint. I didn’t really enjoy the book and found it very hard going. I’ve never been into ‘Make believe’ so found the middle section very disappointing and difficult to follow. I just wanted to get on with the story. I can appreciate how others enjoy it, but it’s really not my thing!

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