Saturday, July 19, 2008




YOU JUST GOTTA READ. . .

. . . “The Shack,” by William P. Young

No matter what, get your hands on a copy of this book and read it! I was loaned one and I read all 248 pages of it in one day! The book is mesmerizing and will take you on a journey into the very heart of God our Father, or as Mack, the main character in the book learns to call him, “Papa.”

Mr. Young weaves his story and plot so successfully that at times I would have to remind myself to breathe, as I became so riveted by the word pictures he painted. I was drawn so deeply into a world, which by the author’s admission is a work of fiction, yet I walked away feeling that Mr. Young so accurately captured the very essence of the three-person Trinity of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Somehow, Mr. Young’s story makes perfect sense, and he brought me a step closer toward understanding that God is “especially fond of” each and every one of His created children.

God bless and enjoy the ride!

3 comments:

M. Milbourn said...

interesting... i just had someone else tell me about this book this weekend...i'll have to check it out! thanks for posting

Renee Swope said...

Hey girl!

I have been trying to find your blog for a while now. The link from your name on your posts doesn't lead here. You have strengthanddignity.com instead of http://strengthanddignity.blogspot.com/ linked to your profile - so you may want to fix that so others can find you!

I am praying for you today - that find joy in the moments God has for you. Remember, you are a great mom and God has anointed you for the call He has on your life in your ministry at home and at church.

Hugs,
Renee

Melissa said...

Joanie,

While I have always enjoyed reading your blog, I disagree with you about the book The Shack. I think it is blatant heresy. I had heard so much about it, I just had to read it for myself. I know that God is way more amazing than this book describes. I think the author was way off and I hope people will really pray before they pick up this book for themselves.

Melissa