The Shack by William Paul YoungMackenzie Allen Philips 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, apparently 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 Macks 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 answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. Youll want everyone you know to read this book!
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Having sold upwards of ten million copies since making its debut in , William P. With figures like that, it was inevitable that a screen version would one day tap into that already-existing fanbase, while hopefully also tapping into audiences who had never picked up the book before. Though the end result may indeed satisfy fans of the book, newcomers might find themselves wondering what all the fuss is about as they watch this awkwardly-constructed work. Mack Phillips Sam Worthington has managed to overcome a rough childhood marked by the cruelties of a drunken and abusive father Derek Hamilton. That all comes crashing down when Mack takes the three kids on a camping trip—Nan stays behind to do work stuff—and Missy disappears after being left alone by Mack while he rescues his other kids from drowning in a canoeing mishap. Time passes, but Mack is unable to get past the tragedy. When he gets there, he initially finds nothing, but, as he is getting ready to leave, the surroundings change from frigid nothingness to a lush, lovely environment and the shack is now a spiffy domicile housing a version of the Holy Trinity in which God—sorry, Papa—is an African-American woman Octavia Spencer , Jesus Avraham Aviv Alush is a carpenter of Middle-Eastern descent and the Holy Spirit is represented as an Asian woman named Sarayu Sumire Matsubara.
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Outreach Inc. The Shack , an upcoming release from Lionsgate Films based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, is one of those movies. Go to Outreach. Have questions about The Shack? Read this statement from Outreach Inc.
Filming began on June 8, , in Vancouver , British Columbia. Mackenzie "Mack" Phillips suffered physical and emotional abuse as a child at the hands of his drunken father, who abuses his mother as well. It is implied that as a year-old boy he planned to poison his father with strychnine. As an adult he has a fulfilling life with his wife, Nan, and their three children: Kate, Josh and Missy. Mack's life is shattered, however, when their youngest child Missy disappears during a camping trip while he is saving Kate and Josh during a canoeing accident. The police determine Missy is the victim of a serial killer after finding her torn dress and blood in a vacant cabin.