Tuesday, April 7, 2009

my review of "The Shack"

This book was seriously so addicting I couldn't put it down Saturday night. I finished it Sunday evening it was just one of those books you can't bring yourself to leave the story.

Have some tissues with you when you read it if you're like me and a big softy I'd say I sobbed through over half the book and the first part is just heart wrenching.

I don't want to give away any of the book in case any of you out there might like to read it but I will just say this.

It challenged my way of prayer and spending time with God. It challenged my way of thinking about the trinity and it challenged what my believed perceptions are of religion. With out making me feel threatened. It didn't brow beat and it didn't preach it simply stated things in a matter of fact way that made me go hmm I never thought of it like that.

It might seem silly but I feel like I was supposed to read this book and I'm not sure why, but I'm so glad I did.

IF you haven't read this book and you get the chance read it. Maybe it will challenge you a little bit too.

Like a said the book is a lot sad but sometimes I felt myself crying tears of joy right along with the main character in the book.


Lindsey said...

I might need to read this, thanks for the review!=)

AmyKristen said...

Hey...I don't know if you saw the post on my blog, but my dad just wrote a book. It's the book following the Shack...not a sequel or anything, but Paul Young and the Shack guys helped publish it. It's a wonderful WONDERFUL book. I think you'd love it. It's for sale in Walmarts, Barnes & Nobel, Border's...let me know what you think. I'd love to hear if you end up reading it and if you enjoy it!