rating: 2 of 5 stars
I may post a more thorough review later, or I may not. I'm still processing what I read, and I probably would need to reread the book...and I don't know that I will.
Like several of the reviews I briefly scanned, I didn't think the book was at all well-written. The story was very "tell" rather than "show", and what could have been a gripping plotline...wasn't. I'm a fast reader, and it took reading over two days to finish this book. I had to make myself sit down and read it.
The book hopes to give some answers about where God is in the midst of tragedy/how could a good God let bad things happen as well as the nature of the Holy Trinity and God's presence with/in us. There were times when, to paraphrase the author, I felt like I was this close to "getting it" before "it" slipped away from me. That said, I thought The Shack was thought-provoking at times and worth reading. It doesn't give you the answers, but it might flesh out some of your questions.
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