Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Shack

On Thursday, March 4, we, at Chain of Lakes, are sponsoring a Book Discussion on William Young’s book “The Shack.” The group will meet on the four Thursdays during March at Carbone’s Restaurant in Circle Pines, 9200 North Lexington Ave. We’ll gather at 7:00 p.m. and meet for ninety minutes. Folks who would like to enjoy dinner will gather at 6:00 p.m.

Anyone who is interested in talking about the Shack is welcome to the group. I read the Shack last summer and found it very compelling. The book surprised me. Mack—the hero of the story—shares many views about God that I find in the north suburbs. He’s a man who has a belief in God, but he keeps God at arm’s-length. He carries the deep pain of his daughter’s kidnapping and death. This pain stymies him.

He’s invited by God to visit the Shack—the location of his daughter’s murder. What he experiences there changes his life forever.

I’ve talked to many people who discovered a new and vibrant view of God—really the Trinity—by reading the Shack. As we read and discus the book I will share how this view and other views of the Trinity have been articulated throughout history. I will also share more information about William Young and some interviews about the Shack that he has conducted. Most importantly we will have plenty of time for discussion.

If you live in the north metro and are reading this blog, consider yourself invited to this Book Group. To help us prepare for who is coming, drop us an E-mail at to let us know if you are attending.

You don’t have to read any of the Shack before our first gathering. Bring a copy of the book with you on March 4. If you can’t find a book, we’ll have a list of places where you can purchase one.

I am very excited to read and discuss the Shack with others. What a privilege it is to share our journeys with each other!!

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