There are no words to truly express how much this book has touched my heart. It has left me with a sense of wonder. Did any of what happened within the story actually occur? I hope so and with every fiber of my being...I think it did.
This story is all about a man and his process of healing and acceptance of his daughter's death, the healing of his heart, and his faith in God becoming renewed.
Mackenzine's youngest daughter, Missy is kidnapped and then brutally murdered by a serial killer that has never been caught. He is filled with rage toward not only her abductor but at God as well for "allowing" it all to happen. Three years after the tragic event he is drawn to the place where it all began with a note from God. When he arrives there he is confronted with his own emotions and with the awesome beginning of a new life. He is completely transformed and the process of this transformation will leave you astounded.
Here is an excerpt from the book:
"There are times when you choose to believe something that would normally be considered absolutely irrational. It doesn't mean that it is actually irrational, but it surely is not rational. Perhaps there is supra rationality; reason beyond the normal definitions of fact or data-based logic; something that makes sense only if you can see a bigger picture of reality. Maybe that is where faith fits in."
"The Shack" is one of those books I could read over and over again and still glean something new and wonderful from it and it is available in the Mom's Connection lending library. Join me in taking a journey to "The Shack"...you'll never come back the same.