Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Shack

I just finished reading one of the most amazing books!

The Shack.

I couldn't put it down. I let the laundry go, the cleaning go, the cooking go. OK not the cooking. But everything house hold related took a back seat.

This is a wonderful story about finding God. About healing. About letting go.

While I won't give away the plot, I will tell you one of my favorite parts in the story is when Mackenzie's eyes were open to see everything the way the Holy Spirit sees everything. It is describes at this...

Brightness so full of color. Everything looked as if it was woven of diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. All different shades and hues. Everything was like this. People, animals. flowers, trees, all of creation.

It made me wonder is this truly how the Hold Spirit sees me. Full of color. A blaze of light, shinning for the glory of God. Or does he see me as dull and dim.

I want to be shinning. I want all of the different shades of reds, blues, greens, yellows, pinks, every color to burst out of me with love for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

Another favorite part is how Mackenzie calls God, Papa. I absolutely love that.

OK now go read, you will love it! Promise.


Kristin said...

Since you liked "The Shack" so much, you should join the online chat with author William Paul Young on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. EDT. It's going to be held at I work with, and we are very excited to host the chat and give the opportunity for people to ask questions! Hope you can join!

The Charm House said...

Whitney (my daughter at Auburn University) told me about this book. She said it was so awesome and that I should read it! I will have to go and get it now for sure... Hope all is well and you get caught up on laundry soon! LOL
Yvette xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

That is too funny, I got this book as a birthday gift and cannot seem to get into it. I am stuck at the part where the Great Sadness starts. Guess I will go try again.

Theresa said...

I loved this book. I have to send it to my mom to read next.

My father-in-law didn't like it though.

Unknown said...

Wow. That is a great reading recomendation! I LOVE a good book! I will request it at my library! Thanks for sharing. I am glad you got to read a book you loved!

Anonymous said...

Glad you loved this book! A bunch of us are reading or re-reading it together at

if you want to join in the conversation:)