Looking for a good book to read this summer? Whether you are going to vacation at the beach or staycation at home, I want to suggest The Shack by William P. Young. The novel is a story in which the main character has his life shattered by personal tragedy. He then experiences a spiritual journey that transforms his despair and opens a new understanding of God’s grace.
Young grew up in a missionary family among the Dani tribe of Western New Guinea. He originally wrote the book as a gift for his six children with no intentions of having it published. However, when he showed the book to a few friends, they convinced him to seek publication. Several publishers turned him down. Christian publishers found it “too edgy” while secular publishers considered it “too Christian.”
Finally the book was published and the results have far exceeded any expectations the author may have had. My wife and several other friends have the read the book in recent weeks. Though I rarely read fiction, I plan to begin reading it over the next week.
Again, if you are looking for a good book to rwead this summer, check out The Shack which is available at out local Lifeway store or from Amazon.