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The Shack (Special Hardcover Edition)
by William P. Young

Published: 2008-06-20
Kindle Edition : 294 pages
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Mackenzie Allen Phillips'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 this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a ...
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Mackenzie Allen Phillips'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 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 on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

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Have you ever been angry at God? How have you dealt with those feelings?
When things happen that we don't like, maybe God is making us uncomfortable so that we can transform ourselves into something better.
What does God look like to you?
by Ttundidor826 (see profile) 06/30/14

Discuss Mack's relationship with his father. What happened when they were "reunited?"
by KarenC (see profile) 05/16/10

Do you believe Willie actual made it to the shack? Why or Why not
by Wits-End (see profile) 01/05/10

Must you believe in jesus to get into heaven?
In the book, Jesus says he's not a Christian. What do you think about that statement?
What role does judgment play in religon?
by Limbacher (see profile) 05/25/09

The idea of the institution of religion comes up in the book and how man has created that concept...
Preconceived notions of God, afterlife, forgiveness, time...
by khull (see profile) 04/26/09

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Where to hold the meeting
by Ttundidor826 (see profile) 06/30/14
Our group went to brunch and drank Mimosas overlooking the golf course while discussing the book. We talked about where Papa would schedule a meeting if he/she wanted to talk to us. We all agreed it would have to be a beautiful place where we could commune with nature. Being in the right spot stimulated lots of conversation. Pick a pretty outdoor spot for your meeting.

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  "The Shack"by Ttundidor826 (see profile) 06/30/14

The story moves fast. It is not a topic you want to rush through though. It makes you think and can stir up fears and painful thoughts. For those on a spiritual quest, this is the ideal book. It teaches... (read more)

 
  "More suitable for church group"by Donette1957 (see profile) 09/04/13

 
  "Can't figure out why this book did well?"by ralphb215 (see profile) 06/04/13

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