Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Whit's Reading

Ever since I was very young, I've loved to read. I can easily get lost in the pages of anything from a light chick lit to a page turning murder mystery to a historical non fiction. Since I've acquired such a fast reading ability, and for the sake of my wallet, my local librarians and second hand bookstores now know me by name.

With that being said, I wanted to start an outlet of what I'm reading at the moment in hopes of sharing a good book with you. Maybe with this, I'll also learn of some wonderful reads from you as well!

Right now I'm reading...  

 The Shack by William P. Young

It follows the story of Mack, a father, who recently lost his youngest child due to an abduction during a family camping trip in the Oregon wilderness. Following the loss of his daughter during a period he calls "the Great Sadness," his relationship with God begins to dwindle with questions as to why would someone so powerful as God let this happen to his family. It's not until he receives a note from God himself inviting him back to the very shack his daughter was believed to be killed that his questions may become answered.

First hearing the synopsis may turn away many a reader, but in essence the story is not about the horrors of losing a child as it's so much about losing your relationship with God. Reading this book with such deep context left me realizing a whole different understanding for my relationship with God, and I would recommend for anyone to read.

Has anyone read The Shack? What have you liked about it? What have you learned?

1 comment:

Polish and Pearls said...

Ooooh that gave me chills- I'm going to have to read this next, thanks!