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
An audible junkie, addicted to all things spiritual, meaningful, enlightening, masculine, additions to my own experiences and journey!
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!!
The author does a wonderful job of explaining the relationship that the Trinity has and the desire that God has for a relationship with us.
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.
Very high at the top. This was a great read/listen.
Hmmm... I loved them all actually each offered something different and needed.
Didn't make me laugh or cry but made me reflect and become more insightful along the way.
I read this book many years ago and it took me forever to get through because it was slow to start but so glad I decided to give it another go with audiobook. I was able to stick with it and I recommend this for anyone struggling to find an explanation of the Trinity and how you can trust again after pain.
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!
To be fair, I am an athiest and there is probably no "Jesus is with us" type book that would appeal to me. I made the mistake of looking for a book only by length and didn't read the reviews. The Shack: I was expecting a horror story maybe?
I would never listen to anything by this author again.
The performance was fine. Nothing remarkably good or bad about it.
God suggests to the protagonist that because the hero wants God to condemn a child- murderer to hell, that the hero should have to condemn one of his own (perfectly law-abiding) children to hell. God is almighty, but terrible at analogies I guess?
Despite being an athiest, I don't consider myself anti-Christian. I was raised Christian and my beloved mother and grandmother were serious Christians. It really bothered me that the hero had a chance to interact with the trinity and didn't bother asking any of the really hard or political questions. For the most part, I think only the believers in talking snakes will enjoy this.
The description is deceiving and the ratings are too - I don't see why this book has such high ratings - it's a view on god, Jesus, and Holy Spirit but not mine - calling God poppa who shows hisself as a black woman - uuummm no - it rambles and makes little sense- almost like a schizophrenic writing down their crazy musings
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