Quicklet on The Shack by William Paul Young [NOOK Book]

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The Shack is a powerful story of the transformation of a bitter, grieving father into a man of God with a heart full of love and forgiveness. Told by Willie, the loyal, though skeptical, best friend of Mackenzie Allen Phillips, The Shack begins in the midst of Mack's “Great Sadness,” which descended on him following the abduction and apparent murder of his six-year-old daughter Missy. Ravaged by grief and guilt, he lives with a darkness that ...
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Overview

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The Shack is a powerful story of the transformation of a bitter, grieving father into a man of God with a heart full of love and forgiveness. Told by Willie, the loyal, though skeptical, best friend of Mackenzie Allen Phillips, The Shack begins in the midst of Mack's “Great Sadness,” which descended on him following the abduction and apparent murder of his six-year-old daughter Missy. Ravaged by grief and guilt, he lives with a darkness that threatens to consume him and his relationship with his wife Nan and their other five children.
Then, on an icy winter day, Mack receives a strange invitation to “Meet me at the shack this weekend. Love, Papa.” Trembling with both fear and anticipation, Mack goes back to the hated scene of his personal hell where, instead of his abusive father, he encounters God in the strangest forms he could have imagined.
An international best-seller; The Shack has sold over 14 million copies; has been translated into Spanish, German, and Croatian; and can be found in paperback, hardback, CD, Kindle, and Audible Audio.
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After a moving and intriguing introduction by Mack's good friend, the writer settles down to tell what happened in a straightforward manner with not a little “best-friend” skepticism and humor. The stories of Mack's troubled childhood and the single worst event of his life converge as his friend narrates a tale that is every parent's worst nightmare, with compassion and appropriate outrage.
Working from his home Mack sets out in his lounging clothes and slippers to get the mail from the ice-bound mail box on the street in front of his house. Not only does he find a perplexing and somewhat disturbing note in the mail box, he also endures the indignity and pain of falling on the ice and then awkwardly getting to his feet without losing any of his mail in the fallen sleet.
He makes it back to the warmth of his home, and there he reads the strange invitation that will change his life forever. Disturbed by the wording and where he is being invited, Mack almost discards the note but something compels him to keep it. Maybe it isn't a mistake, but why would anyone write him such a note? It's cruel and senseless. He doesn't ever intend to go back there, and the author of the note, if he is the real author, is the last person he ever wants to see.
The story behind this bizarre note has to be told and the writer tells it, even though he'd rather forget it as much as Mack wishes it had never happened. But it did happen. It was on a vacation at a mountain lake that his family is ripped apart in the cruelest way possible. As Mack attempts to save his son, Josh, from drowning under an over-turned canoe, an evil presence continues its murderous pattern. Its newest target is sweet Missy, the joy of Mack's heart and the innocent victim of a terrible sickness that threatens to destroy them all in the “Great Sadness” that follows.
...To be continued!
Quicklets: Learn more. Read less.CHAPTER OUTLINE
Introduction
Background Information for “The Shack” by William Paul Young
Overall Summary of “The Shack” by William Paul Young
Important Characters in “The Shack” by William Paul Young
Major Themes and Symbols in “The Shack” by William Paul Young
Chapter Summaries
“The Shack” Summary, Foreword and Chapter 1
“The Shack” Summary, Chapters 2-3
“The Shack” Summary, Chapters 4-5
“The Shack” Summary, Chapters 6-7
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013716575
  • Publisher: Hyperink
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,054,892
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Bowman was born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia, graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1969, got married and proceeded to work at everything but what she majored in – Philosophy. She worked for the City of Petersburg for almost eight years before answering a call to ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church and receiving a Masters of Divinity Degree in 1984 from the University of the South's School of Theology in Sewanee, TN.

Following her ordination, Susan served as a chaplain and then pastored three churches in Virginia and New York before retiring in 2007. She began her 3rd career – as a Freelance Writer – in 2008 and in May 2010, Susan became the Senior Editor of Our Heritage Magazine Online. She wrote feature articles, recurring columns, lead stories and edited all copy. She has written numerous eBooks, articles, and website copy for clients of her internet-based Freelance Writing business, SBUnlimited. Her memoir - “Lady Father” - was published in May, 2011.
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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    This is a book that I think about daily. I almost lost my younge

    This is a book that I think about daily. I almost lost my youngest son at brith. He was born with some fingers,thumb and ribs missing but today he is fine. I've often wondered what I did to cause this. I don't smoke or do any kind of drugs.so it just didn't make sense to me. I found out last year that it wasn't my fault..it's just one of those things that happen sometimes..so I kind of know what he went through.just not as bad.. This is the best book I have ever picked up . I just had it in paperback but it's worn out so I'm gonna get it on nook.i just love this book. Every time I read it I understand something I didn't before. I just want to thank William Paul young for writing this book. My son's name is also William. 

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