William Paul Young

The Shack and its Aftermath

William Paul Young

Talk: The Shack and its Aftermath

William Paul Young wrote, "The Shack" to his children, hoping it would give them a better picture of God. He first printed 15 copies at a local copy center thinking this was enough to share with family and friends. Ten years later, it has become one of the top selling books of the 21st century and was recently been made into a major motion picture. William Paul Young shares stories that have come about from the book, and how he had to change his own to even write the book.

William Paul Young

William Paul Young was born May 11, 1955, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, but he spent the early years of his life with his missionary parents in the highlands of Netherlands New Guinea. He never intended to be a published author; he kept his writings as gifts for family members until his wife urged him to publish The Shack---even this was only intended for his children and close family members.

The Shack

Mackenzie Allen Phillips's 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 this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.

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