The Shack by William P Young
by John Peace
Strictly speaking this is not a Law of Attraction book, but it is a story that is definitely worth sharing with a Law of Attraction audience.
My mother, who is a religious minded lady, being unafraid of a new perspective on spirituality and God, gave this book to me, and I have to say, I couldn't put it down.
It is not very often that my emotions get the better of me, especially when reading, but there were times that I found this book so difficult to read as I struggled to focus through welled up eyes.
The story, whilst appearing in one sense tragic, offers a view of hope, love and joy, even through, the seemingly worst of circumstances.
What is the book about?
Here's a brief synopsis?.
Mackenzie Allen Phillips's 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 this 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 wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.
What he finds there will change his life forever.
And a review of the paperback edition from Patrick M. Roddy, ABC News Emmy Award winning producer..."The Shack" is a one of a kind invitation to journey to the very heart of God. Through my tears and cheers, I have been indeed transformed by the tender mercy with which William Paul Young opened the veil that too often separated me from God and from myself. With every page, the complicated do's and don't that distort a relationship into a religion were washed away as I understood Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the first time in my life.
So why do I recommend a book about tragedy and God to a Law of Attraction audience?
To be frank, it is very difficult to separate the two. As a Law of Attraction teacher I share the idea of 'The Universe' or 'Universal Mind' as a creative principal, through which, using our thought and emotion, we can align ourselves to experiences that match our desires.
But this Universe that I talk about, can also be termed as God.
So why do I not use the word God as a principle which can realize our dreams?
Well quite simply, if I was to talk about God in this way, I could quite easily be labelled a religious nut, promoting a back door or fringe religion, which, as most religions do, only offering answers with rules and protocol in an effort to control my audience.
Yes, it is true that I believe in God, yes it is true that I believe in the principles of creation, but I am not religious. I do not promote the rules and dogma associated with religion, and I in no way pretend to offer all the answers.
But I am spiritual, and as a spiritual person I have a quest for truth, a desire to understand and discover more, and an open mind to think about new ideas. And this book has given me many answers.
If you have ever questioned your religion, or asked yourself Why, then I strongly recommend that you read The Shack.
Oh, and one more thing, thank you Mum for sharing this book with me. Love you always.
Where to buy The Shack?The Shack at Amazon.com