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Apr 15, 2009 4:48 PM CST The Shack
flowerbloom
flowerbloomflowerbloomBlairgowrie, Tayside, Scotland UK2 Threads 5 Posts
Anyone out there read "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young? I've just finished it and will need to read it again to fully take in some of the concepts. I found it a great read - perhaps the more so because it confirmed to me the importance of spirituality and relationship over religion.
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Apr 15, 2009 4:50 PM CST The Shack
hopefloats
hopefloatshopefloatsSlim's Lady, Tennessee USA55 Threads 8,331 Posts
flowerbloom: Anyone out there read "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young? I've just finished it and will need to read it again to fully take in some of the concepts. I found it a great read - perhaps the more so because it confirmed to me the importance of spirituality and relationship over religion.



Sorry. I've never read it. Sounds interesting.....wink
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Apr 15, 2009 4:59 PM CST The Shack
woody636
woody636woody636Elgin, Illinois USA4 Threads 1,810 Posts
flowerbloom: Anyone out there read "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young? I've just finished it and will need to read it again to fully take in some of the concepts. I found it a great read - perhaps the more so because it confirmed to me the importance of spirituality and relationship over religion.


Yeah, read it about a month ago. thumbs up Interesting concepts if not as well written as I would have liked. The concepts of love of self, love of others, vs organized religion strike a very deep chord in many people. Don't think I could do the "forgiveness" thing, tho, if I had lived through the circumstances outlined.
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Apr 15, 2009 5:03 PM CST The Shack
flowerbloom
flowerbloomflowerbloomBlairgowrie, Tayside, Scotland UK2 Threads 5 Posts
hopefloats: Sorry. I've never read it. Sounds interesting.....
It is - it's fiction but with in depth dialogue. Basically deals with a father's encounter with God after his youngest child is abducted and murdered - sounds a bit grim put like that but it's full of hope and beauty. the best explanation I've come across yet of forgiveness too.
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Apr 16, 2009 3:29 PM CST The Shack
flowerbloom
flowerbloomflowerbloomBlairgowrie, Tayside, Scotland UK2 Threads 5 Posts
woody636: Yeah, read it about a month ago. Interesting concepts if not as well written as I would have liked. The concepts of love of self, love of others, vs organized religion strike a very deep chord in many people. Don't think I could do the "forgiveness" thing, tho, if I had lived through the circumstances outlined.


I've no idea if I could do the forgiveness thing either as I've never been in a situation like that but I think I'd try hard. I remember Gordon Wilson, the father whose daughter was killed in the Enniskillen bombing in the late eighties. I was living in Belfast at the time and the positive effect that man's public declaration of forgiveness for the bombers had on everyone and on the peace movement in Northern Ireland at the time was awesome.
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