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Book Review: The Shack

Hi fam! I don’t really write book reviews as such but I can’t let this one go. A friend of mine hooked me up with The Shack last year but I didn’t bother reading it ’cause I thought it wasn’t going to be that interesting. But a few days back, someone mentioned it in in a group I happen to be in and I remembered it.

I went back to read it and I must tell you the book is AWESOME. Reading the book made me yearn for a closer relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It opened my mind and heart to another view of God and His Love for me. He’s not waiting to pounce on you and flog you if you do wrong or make mistakes. He gives room for mistakes and allow us learn from them.

It made me look at how beautiful it is to have a close relationship with God; to share a joke and laugh with Him, to express your deepest feelings, to learn to trust Him with everything and anything. It made me understand that placing God as the centre of our lives is more important than placing Him as first priority. You may not agree or completely understand this but when you read the book you would.

My hubby also read the book and we were still discussing it last night for close to an hour.  Sharing what we learnt and how it has given us a broader view of God. The book taught me not to place God in a box and assume He is just acts in a particular way and no way else. I could go on and on about it but it would just whet your appetite too much (lol). You can get the book at Laterna Bookstore.

About The Shack

Mackenzie Allen Phillips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, ostensibly from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.

Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon 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. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book.

For those who have read the book please share your thoughts on it below. Also, there’s love in sharing please if you have the book share with others and share this link as well so others can know more about it. Thank you.

♡ Bible Quote for the Day:

Beloved, do not imitate evil, but imitate good. He who does good is of God; he who does evil has not seen (discerned or experienced) God [has enjoyed no vision of Him and does not know Him at all].
3 John 1:11 AMPC

P. S Separated 11 would still be posted this week.  Thanks!

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Temitope Ogunyinka, is a loving, caring and friendly person. She is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought provoking stories and writing that applies to all ages.

Her stories and articles cut across love, relationship and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life.

She is a devoted christian, passionate about bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love.

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5 Comments

  1. Adefunke says:

    Yay @ Separated. waiting

  2. Hi tope. Glad you enjoyed it. and it was 2 years ago actually……..loool.

    1. topeogunyinka@gmail.com says:

      Were you able to get it?

  3. favouriteshades says:

    I’ll be sure to look for the book next time I am at a bookstore

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