The Shack – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

THE BEST work of Fiction I have read in Years. UNEQUIVOCALLY!

I am changed. I pray indelibly. My oh my!

Donald Miller, Jim Palmer, Jim Henderson, Jeff Jacobson — now William P. Young — refreshing, timely, powerful new voices, gifted story tellers God is raising up to speak to those who need to hear His voice, feel His love, comprehend God’s presence today in their lives. This book pierced dimensions of my soul in ways that defy explanation through the written word — it’s just that powerful.

I must tell you I almost delayed reading this book (it was sent to me for review). I just wasn’t in the mood for reading something that had a subtitle of “Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity.” Don’t make the mistake I almost made: You must not delay in reading this book. In fact, get 4 copies and give them to folks.

This story is a unique blessing, supernaturally infectious, and intended to distribute its blessing well beyond the initial reader who comes into contact with its contents. Whatever you’re reading, drop it and get this book.

I promised I wouldn’t share the story line. I’m going to keep that promise. This book was terribly special to me as I had spent several days last April with my boys smack dab in the midst of the geographic area (the Wallowa) where the story line takes place. Buy this book now.

I will read this book once a year for the rest of my days. My prayer is that this is the first of many books to come from William P. Young. If no more books are ever written by Mr. Young, I will remain forever grateful for this one.

“Living unloved is like clipping a bird’s wings and removing its ability to fly.” P. 97. This book renewed the strength in my wings and deepened my appreciation for my ability to soar…and where my lift comes from. (my wings for that matter).

Prepare for lift-off! Soar with The Shack. Mr. Young, I am especially fond of you. Read the book – You will come to understand what I mean.

3 thoughts on “The Shack – A Book Review by Bill Dahl”

  1. I was set not to like the book, The Shack but after reading it, I thought it was really good and thought provoking. All the time I read it, I kept thinking it needs a study to go along with it. I finally decided God was urging me to write a study which I did. If anyone would like it, email me at I would be glad to send you the study. You are welcome to use it and copy it for others.
    Trish Pickard

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