Mike & I were invited by our pastor, Rob McCoy (on the right), to see a screening of The Shack movie a few weeks ago & we absolutely LOVED it! I'm posting this today to encourage you to go see it this weekend - opening weekend!
The Shack is a Christian novel written by William P Young as a short story Christmas gift to his family, but 2 of his friends, Wayne Jacobsen & Brad Cummings (in the middle with his wife), encouraged him to expand on the story & co-authored the book that they self-published in 2007. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide because of its amazing story of trying to understand who God is in the midst of the hurt & pain of this world.
I had never read the book and was so amazed by this beautiful story. The co-authors (Wayne & Brad) were at our screening of the movie & did a question & answer. They explained that they understand the book has received mixed feedback, but their intention in writing it was to get people to ask themselves the question "Who is God? Is He really who I've decided He is through the hurt in my own life? How can He be perfect but there is still pain? How can He be just, but there is still so much wrong?" I'm paraphrasing his response, but I encourage you to see it because it sheds so much light on those tough questions we all have. This movie is so beautifully made, by the producer of Life of Pi & The Blindside, and beware, it will make you cry, but hopefully in a good way. I would really love to hear what you think of it!!