I don’t know whether you have ever read the book The Shack by Wm Paul Young? It has been a best selling novel in recent years and is both influential and controversial; which for a book of fiction isn’t bad! The book has now been made into a film which is on general release. So, without giving away the plot, let me quote the blurb on the book cover:
‘Mackenzie Allen Philip’s 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 the midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgement he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.’
When I read the book I was moved by the story, and found some of the imagery used challenging, as it made me think about how I see God ; the pain of bereavement in tragic circumstances ; and I finished the book feeling inspired. It is a good read and the film should be really good.
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