Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.
©2013 William P. Young (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The unusual portrayal of God being both Father and Mother
There were so many but when the Holy Spirit and Mac were in the garden and how the garden with all the beauty amongst the weeds was actually Mac's life! Also when Mac was in the cave judging God.
I did not care for his voice or his lack of emphasis in his voice. Wish it was narrated by Max Mc'Clean
Jesus! Papa! Sarayu! All are one so them as one
I didn't know what to expect because I didn't even know the story line. I was looking for a book to listen to for a long drive. This one jumped out at me and yelled 'Read Me'! So, I did. What a wonderful book! You won't be disappointed. This is the first review I have written. Don't normally do. Been a listener for 2 yrs and never written one until now!
I can't even begin to put into words what this book has done for my heart, my mind, and my soul. This book brought me to God. This book opened my eyes and heart. This book helped me to finally break my chains and be a soul of God. This book ultimately saved me life.
This came highly recommended by a good friend but I found it rather predictable. I consider myself to be cynical but still open to ideas, but ultimately it didn't move me the way it has moved my friend and others.
At times it was heart wrenching for both the hard parts as a parent and as a child of God. Love the unexpected manifestations of God.
The reader did an excellent job conveying the story.
I lived 40+ years with Lutheran guilt that clouded my relation with God. Amazing how one fable can crack that mile thick layer of shame and guilt!!
Uncomfortably heavy with religious tones. God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost are all characters trying to win back someone filled with doubt. This person isn't even "lost" he just had pain from the past. He spends a weekend with them which is pleasant and cordial. Never any yelling or fighting. Just deep boring conversations the entire book. Lame.
Ugh! First off, as noted by other reviews, I too had ZERO idea this was going to turn into a religious sermon. It completely lost me. Had to turn it off about 3 hours in. Though I consider myself to be open-minded about the spiritual and metaphysical world, the author appears to unload their personal beliefs about God thru the parable of this story. It is literally crammed down your throat with endless exposition.
Also, the narrator sounds too chipper for all of the painful drama unfolding. It just doesn't match.
Be forewarned. This is not a thriller or mystery. The Shack is a religious tract although there's no indication in the preview and reviews.
Report Inappropriate Content