The Shack

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The Shack
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Mon, 04-06-2009 - 12:23am

A good Catholic friend of mine let me borrow her copy of The Shack.

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In reply to: judeed3
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 12:41pm

Is this the novel by William Young?


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In reply to: judeed3
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 3:14pm
Yep, that is the book that I was referring to.
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Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:42pm

Judee,

I read "The Shack". There were things about the book that I really liked - like forgiveness, but other little things that I didn't like - like Jesus didn't start a "church" and that organized religion and rules were not what he wanted. I guess I saw those as slaps against the Church. I think it ended abruptly, not really totally dealing with the older daughter's feelings of guilt over the death of her sister. But in general, I liked it. It's been long enough now that I've forgotten the specifics. (Grandma-brain! LOL)

Carrie
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In reply to: judeed3
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 9:41pm

http://reneesuz.blogspot.com/2008/11/shack-wreview-at-end.html


If you check out the above link, you can read the first chapter of The Shack and my review at the bottom

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Wed, 04-08-2009 - 8:07pm

My sister read this book and really liked it.

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Thu, 04-09-2009 - 11:06am

The Shack seems to be one of those books that most folks either love or hate......

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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In reply to: judeed3
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 11:01am
Thanks for the plug Renee!
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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 12:34pm
I loved The Shack. I am at odds with the church right now so having a new perspective on things was liberating.
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In reply to: judeed3
Tue, 04-14-2009 - 6:10pm

I haven't read it. I read an excerpt on Amazon, and I can tell that I wouldn't be able to get past how it is written. A lot of allegories, as well as a lot of religious books, put message before style, and I think that may be the case here. It seems to be a book that has created quite a buzz though. I'd love to hear more opinions.


Polly