The Shack, By Wm. Paul Young, begs the question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? It’s fiction, although the forward clearly states it is based upon the lead character’s account of what actually happened…
It is a sad story about Missy. However, I did find it leaving me wanting to know God better. I enjoyed reading about how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit interacted. And good examples of genuine relationships; good and evil; the past, present and future; love; forgiveness; and this crazy world we live in.
Many people have read it and I would recommend it to everyone who hasn’t.
“We know in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
The Shack never really says this, but that’s what I think it’s all about.