Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Shack

Has anyone else heard of this book? Apparently it's the next best thing since sliced bread. It actually is our September book selection for my book club. I usually get the book that we are currently going to read from the library (cause you all know how I hate to actually buy books, or did you?). Buuuttt, when I logged on to put it on hold I was #96 in line. 96! That was well over a month ago. As of today, there are still 35 more people in front of me. Soooo, I drove my cheap self to Wal-Mart and shoveled out the $10.95 for the stupid thing. It better be worth it. It better live up to all the hype. That's all I'm sayin'.

I'll be back in a few to give you my review. And maybe, just maybe, I'll let you borrow it.


chandy said...

Ooh, I just looked that up on amazon and it looks really good! I bet it's pretty intense! You'll have to post a review when you finish. Sign me up on the borrow list!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I saw your comment and post feed on Three Channels and had to come see what you said about the book. I have heard of this book, all the way over here in Asia, so I am dying to know what people have to say about it. (Although I don't know if it is something I would want to read.)

Anyway, post a reveiw when you finish!

Elizabeth Channel said...

Man, it's all anybody's talking about! I keep hearing about the controversy! Now I'm like you and I'll just have to run out and buy it. But it makes me sick to pay $10 for a book when it'll be pennies in a few months.

Let us all know what you think!

Blessed One said...

Girl, you crack me up! I've never even heard of this book - guess I've been under a rock... I too, hope it's worth your nearly $11 :) Blessings to ya!

Debbie said...

I read this book and liked it. I know there's been much controversy concerning it but the author wrote it as a metaphor. I heard him interviewed on Life Today with James Robison. His intention in writing this book was for his family and he never dreamed it would become a best seller. His parents were missionaries but he had some difficult years and experiences.

The book centers around a tragedy that happens to the main character's daughter. He is drawn back to "the shack" where the tragedy occurred. God deals with his hurts in this place. The shack is a metaphor for where God deals with each of our hurts.

I think the book will touch the heart of people who may have difficulty relating to God as Father because of past hurts. As the book progresses, there are changes that occur in the main character and this relationship.

It's a book that's hard to put down. Most of my friends who've read it, finished it in a day or two. But be forewarned...some of my friends loved it and others were offended.

I wanted to read it because I wanted to be informed so I could be able to talk with many non Christians who had read the book. It's definitely a way to engage people in conversation and provides an opportunity to share the Truth with nonbelievers.

Kate said...

I've read it....I look forward to your review, girlfriend! :) I'd say read it knowing that it is fiction, but even in fiction you can be encouraged in your spirit!