The Friday 56 #145 ~ The Shack

Posted: March 31, 2017 in Adult Fiction, The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

 The Shack

by Wm. Paul Young



Genre: Fiction / Christian

 My 56 from the hardcover.

Now came the hardest part, waiting. Mack felt like he was moving in slow motion inside the eye of a hurricane of activity happening all around him.


I read this some time ago and decided to read it again before I see the movie.

Read on if you want to know more.


Mackenzie 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 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 answers 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!



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  1. Drangonfly says:

    This book was quite the experience for me!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Me too. I grabbed it some time ago because of the cover. I had no idea what it was even about.

  2. This was not one that I ever wanted to read, lots of different reviews on it. :) Glad you enjoy it and I hope you like the movie too.

    Friday Memes

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I read it some time ago and don’t remember a lot of it. That makes me even more curious to read it again.

  3. Breana M. says:

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one. Thanks for mentioning it.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      When I saw they were making a film about it, I decided to read it again as I don’t remember a lot of it.

  4. I’m probably one of the rare persons who has not read this book yet!
    Mine is here:

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I do remember thinking about it long after I read it but those memories have faded so I’m reading it again.

  5. I saw the the movie previews and until then was not familiar with the author. It seems very interesting. Glad to hear you enjoyed it enough to reread in the wake of the movie. ~Erica
    My Friday 56

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yeah, I thought it would be fun to read it again and watch the film to see how they might have changed things and how they were going to portray some interesting scenes.

  6. I remember when this book was everywhere. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I spotted it at a used book store I frequent and the cover grabbed me right away. I hadn’t heard of it before that. It was some time ago and I’m curious what I’ll think of it now.

  7. yvonne473 says:

    This sounds so good. I want to read this one.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I don’t remember that much about it from the first time I read it a while ago. And I’m not remembering some of it as I’m reading it now. Definitely curious again.

  8. Maria says:

    I haven’t heard of this book before – new to me – and I’m not sure it’s for me because it might give me nightmares – it’s a tough choice – thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I can’t remember whether it scared me or not, which makes me more excited to read it again:)

  9. Bev Bouwer says:

    I read this years ago, and I remember having mixed feelings about it. I enjoyed the imagery so much, and I connected emotionally with the protagonist, but there was something wrong, which I now cannot remember. I may have to pick it up again to remind me what it was.

    Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I read it some time ago too and don’t remember a lot of it. I do remember that it stayed with me afterwards.

  10. Candid Cover says:

    I haven’t heard of this one before and it sounds like a great thriller! With a movie on the way, I should check this out. Thanks for sharing it. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I figured I better reread it before I watched the movie. I like to see how they present it and whether they change much of the story when adapting to film.

  11. Waiting is one ood the hardest things to do!

  12. I started reading THE SHACK when it first came out. While I know it’s suppose to be inspirational, I was having a lot of angst reading it, so I stopped and haven’t picked it back up. I’d love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

    • fuonlyknew says:

      What I remember is that it stayed with me afterwards. I’m curious to see how it affects me now.

  13. What with the movie this has been really popular with my library patrons. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

  14. Kwizgiver says:

    This book has been on my radar for some time now, I should pick it up!

  15. Just looking at the cover makes me want to read it.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I can’t decide if you’d enjoy this one or not. I’ll bring it over next time and let you try it.

  16. Hi There!

    This looks good. I’m adding this to Goodreads. Especially as it’s going to be a film.. i always like to read the books first.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Luv Sassy x

  17. Freda Mans says:

    I loved this book and I hope you do too! Happy Sunday!

  18. Before seeing your post, I saw this at the bookstore today and thought it sounded interesting. Reading what you and others have to makes me want to check it out. Thanks