Title: The Shack – Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
Author: William P. Young
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.
The writer was born a Canadian and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the “wastefulness of grace” with his family in the Pacific Northwest.
Chapter 1 quote:
Two roads diverged in the middle of my life.
I heard the wiseman say I took the road less traveled by
and that’s made the difference every night and every day.
– Larry Norman (with apologies to Robert Frost)
PD July 2008