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"The Shack"

Would you believe that we have only just read this life-changing book? Mind you....we have read excerpts, reviews, the story of the writer and his own blog so felt we understood what it was all about. But there's nothing like reading it in its entirity which I (Liz) haven't taken the time to do just yet. Trevor read it over one day and was very impressed - not only for the obvious help which this book would be to people who have unanswered questions about God and his interest in our lives, but for the clear statements about women and men.

Without one bible quotation, there is so much 'doctrine' spread through the chapters and the issue of equality is well demonstrated and explained. Maybe this wasn't the author's intention (maybe it was one of the reasons for writing the story) but it comes across loud and clear that God and his ways are not always as we have been taught or even as we perceive with our limited vision. The whole character of God shows up beautifully, and without a shred of piousness or 'churchiness' we are embraced by God's love and concern for each individual.

If there are still people like us who haven't got around to checking out the story (fiction) in 'The Shack', maybe this is a timely reminder that it is worth the effort.

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