Some people may not consider this book for spiritual reading, but it’s been popular and #1 on the New York Times best seller list. It’s actually a work of fiction (which I rarely read) called “The Shack.” The subtitle: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by Wm. Paul Young.
After I had already read this book, our parish priest mentioned it in his homily. For me, it fostered a greater understanding of how the 3 Person of the Blessed Trinity interact.
The book opens with a tragedy in the llife of a father. His youngest daughter has been abducted. Four years later, in the midst of his GREAT SADNESS (as he calls it), Mack receives a strange letter, presumably from God inviting him to go back to the scene of the presumed murder, the SHACK.
“Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry aftternnon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant “The Shack” wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?
The answer Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.”
I was incredibly shocked to meet the 3 Persons as they “appeared” to Mack. It’s an easy to read book. I couldn’t put it down.
“In those respects in which the soul is unlike God, it is also unlike itself.” (St. Bernard)