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Guest Review from… my mom!

March 18, 2009

Since I’m away and clearly not posting, I thought I’d share with you my mom’s feelings about The Shack. She never reviews books but she was moved to review this one on Good Reads, so I thought her thoughts were definitely worth sharing. Her review got The Shack onto my TBR list, and somewhere near the top too. Enjoy!

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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’ll want everyone you know to read this book!

Review and Grade: A

I loved this book. I loved it so much that I felt like it needed to be shared so I wrote a note on the inside and passed it along to a friend. I asked that when she was done with it to pass it along to someone else who might benefit from the story. Some people might find it corny but I felt like it helped me to explain why God allows terrible things to happen to good people. It strengthened my faith and made me stretch my image of the Trinity.

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