Friday, January 9, 2009

The Shack

I love fiction that is biblically based. I had heard a lot about a book called The Shack the past couple of months and just got it from the library. I had it finished in 2 days! The basic story is about a man who suffers a tremendous loss and then goes to "the shack" for a weekend to meet with God and find healing for his soul. The author presents the story in a very unique way that is very thought provoking. It left me longing for a more intimate relationship with my God. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, I would recommend this book.

This is one of the many things that really spoke to me. Imagine this is God speaking to you..."I don't wonder what you will do or what choices you will make. I already know. Let's say, for example, I am trying to teach you how not to hide inside of lies...And let's say that I know it will take you 47 situations and events before you will actually hear me - that is, before you will hear clearly enough to agree with me and change. So when you don't hear me the first time, I'm not frustrated or disappointed, I'm thrilled. Only 46 more times to go!" (Young)

I've never looked at it that way before! So cool.

1 comment:

jenngross said...

Wow, I need to have that attitude with Otto. He eventually gets things, it just takes so long sometimes! Instead of getting frustrated, change my attitude/perspective and think, "cool! just 1 try closer to when he gets it!" The book sounds good!