The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity


Mackenzie Allen Philips’ 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 back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment 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.

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!


‘Brilliant! One of the most faith-enhancing books I have ever read’ — Bear Grylls 20080929 ‘Clearly the book is speaking loud and clear to a lot of people’ — The Independent 20080719 ‘Bunyanesque … bold, imaginative, humane and funny.’ — Church Times 20081125 ‘This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress did for his. It’s that good!’ — Eugene Peterson 20081125 ‘This is the most heart-warming, inspirational story I have read in decades. If you only read one book in the next year…read THE SHACK’ — J.John 20080727 ‘By far the most captivating, deliciously written and theologically refreshing page turner of a novel I have ever read.’ — Gerald Coates, Pioneer 20080911 ‘Dangerous, dangerous way to do off-the-hook theology, I love it! It’s not just what happens when a theologian becomes storyteller: this is what happens when a survivor who has experienced God decides to tell a story. This should be required reading in spirituality/theodicy classes everywhere. The Shack will quickly become a modern classic, and it will inspire imitators. But very few will match the competence of this work.’ — Siku 20081001 ‘THE SHACK is the most absorbing work of fiction I’ve read in many years. My wife and I laughed, cried and repented of our own lack of faith along the way. THE SHACK will leave you craving for the presence of God.’ — Michael W. Smith, Recording Artist 20081001 ‘This story reads like a prayer – like the best kind of prayer, filled with sweat and wonder and transparency and surprise. If you read one work of fiction this year, let this be it.’ — Mike Morrell, 20081001 ‘Reading THE SHACK during a very difficult transition in my life, this story has blown the door wide open to my soul.’ — Wynonna Judd, Recording Artist 20081001

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