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The Shack by William Paul YoungMackenzie 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 Macks 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. Youll want everyone you know to read this book!
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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity Summary & Study Guide
Mack has had a troubled childhood; due to his father's alcoholism and aggression, Mack left home at This experience leaves him with little faith in God. However, in his twenties he settles down in Oregon with a woman named Nan, who has such devout and personal faith in God that she calls him Papa. One summer, Mack decides to take Josh, Kate, and Missy on a camping trip. They stay at a campground for a few days, and meet another family and a couple who are camping in the same area. On the last morning of their trip, Josh and Kate go out canoeing and flip their canoe. While Mack swims out to save Josh, Missy is abducted.
Mack had a difficult childhood; his father , a violent alcoholic, terrorized Mack and his family. As an adult, Mack is still haunted by those memories, but he has found happiness with his wife Nan and their five children. The main story opens on a snowy day. Nan says she is praying to Papa—her nickname for God—for answers. Three years earlier, Mack took his children Kate, Josh , and Missy —then six—on a camping trip.
The following version of the novel was used to create this study guide: Young, William Paul. Windblown Media, June 20, Mack Phillips began a life changing journey when he received a note in his mailbox from Papa. Mack had never had a close relationship with God. His alcoholic father was an elder in the church the family attended but it did not keep his father from beating his mother when he was drunk. Unable to overcome his curiosity about the letter, Mack went to the shack on the appointed weekend. He was surprised when he did discover God there.
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