Why You NEED to Read ‘The Shack’

I’m really not kidding. You NEED to read ‘The Shack.’ This book is so life changing. I wish I could put into words how much I truly love it, but you’ll have to read it to really understand. I’m not even a book person. The only books I’ve ever read are the ones I was assigned in high school and college. But this book? This book is something else. Written by Paul Young, ‘The Shack’ has the ability to change your life. Whether you’re struggling financially or dealing with something much bigger such as death. No matter what you may be facing currently, read this book. It has definitely changed my life, and I never thought I would say that about a book.

The book is based on real people as well as real events. You’ll meet Mackenzie Allen Phillips, the main character and whom the book is about. “Mac’s” youngest daughter, Missy, is brutally murdered on a family camping trip. Evidence of her murder is found in a shack deep in the Oregon woods, but her body is never recovered. For years to come, Mac finds himself to be consumed by a great darkness. Until one day, he receives a mysterious note in the mail inviting him back to the shack. Reluctantly, Mac takes a weekend trip up to Oregon to revisit the site of his greatest nightmare. Little did he know, what he experiences that weekend would completely change and transform his life forever.

I want to tell you guys more details sooo bad, but it’s a book you really need to experience on your own! Yes, this book has a religious message and I understand that might not be for everyone. But hear me out, this book can reach and touch ANYONE if you truly open yourself up to it. If you’re already strong in your faith, if you’ve lost faith, if you’ve never had faith. This book will give you so many answers and quite possibly change your views on a lot of things.

I’ve always been religious, but when I read this book I felt a little lost in my faith. The Shack confronts the question of “Where is God in a world full of pain and suffering?” This is something I feel a lot of people may struggle with, as I did and sometimes still do. The answers that Mac discovers are astonishing to say the least. I cannot say enough good things about this book! It has totally redefined my faith. I feel much closer to God than I ever did before and have an overwhelming sense of love. If you do one thing today, I hope and pray that you go and buy this book. You can purchase it on Amazon for just $8!I hope you enjoy this book and get as much out of it as I did. I wanted to leave you guys with one of my favorite passages in the book.

“It’s extremely hard to rescue someone unless they are willing to trust you.”
“Yes, it sure is.”
“That’s all I ask of you. When you start to sink, let me rescue you.”

If you end up reading the book, email me at thesimplychelsea@yahoo.com and let me know what you thought!

xo, Chelsea

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Chelsea Kane

Chelsea is the owner of The Simply Chelsea blog where she posts about saving money, finances, DIY projects, recipes, product reviews, and articles about life and more. thesimplychelsea@yahoo.com

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