Book Review: The Shack Reflections


Book Description:

The powerful story found in The Shack written by Wm. Paul Young stole the hearts of millions and rocketed to fame by word-of-mouth, making it a phenomenon in publishing history. Now, THE SHACK: REFLECTIONS FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR provides an opportunity for you to go back to the shack with Papa, Sarayu, and Jesus.This 365 day devotional selects meaningful quotes from THE SHACK and adds prayers writer by W. Paul Young to inspire, encourage, and uplift you every day of the year.
My Review:
This devotional has a page for each day of the year and contains quotes from “The Shack.”  With short prayers and/or discussion that goes along with that quote.  What I didn’t like about this as a devotional is that it does not contain any scripture or scriptural references.  It bases the statements on what the author wrote in the text of “The Shack.”  I have a difficult time with any devotional that is written without scripture. If you are a big fan of the original text, then you may like this type of devotional, or may want to use it to supplement another devotional.  “The Shack” was originally written by the author to share with his children and it has in a sense become a solid text for Christians to study.  I still see it as a piece of fiction that we can read, enjoy and examine it for the information that it contains, questioning statements along the way.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review.  I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.

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