Pastor Hunt will be blogging on a variety of subjects in 2010. This blog begins with our "Book of the Month" discussion series. The book being reviewed is "The Shack" by William P. Young. Pastor Hunt will share a question or thought and all you need to do is reflect and respond. Let's see what we can learn as we discuss this book which wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answer provided within the pages of this fictional story may astound you and perhaps transform you.
Publish Date: March 16, 2010 :: Author: Rev. James E. Hunt
On the cover jacket of this book was the following compelling question; "Can you imagine your life without fear?" Hmmm....I bought the book. Max Lucado writes,"Imagine your life,wholly untouched by angst. What if faith,not fear,was your default reaction to threats...
Steve Harvey says in describing what he desires to achieve with his book "Act Like A Lady,Think Like A Man","....with this book,you (ladies)can get into a man's mind set and understand him better, so that you can put into play your plans,your dreams,and your desires,and best of all,you can figure out if he's planning to be with you or just playing with you."(p.7) Sounds to me like a lot to expect from one book-but its a start. Have you read the book? What are your thoughts?
A favorite quote from "The Shack." "....if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important,everything you do is important. Every time you forgive,the universe changes;every time time you reach out and touch a heart or a life,the world changes;with every kindness and service,seen or unseen,my(God's)purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again."-Wm.Paul Young, author