The Shack was a wonderful book. I am so glad i decided to read it. This is a book in my opinon you have to want to read. I dont feel like it was something you can pass to someone and just tell them its a good book to read. I had been wanting to read this for months, but never picked it up to buy it. Then last week, i did. I felt ready to. The reason why this book to me is one you have to want to read is because this book has God all in it. Its easy to pass someone a romance novel you loved and know they will too. This book takes you through so many emotions. A father struggling with the loss of his daughter after she was kidnapped by a serial killer and his daughter is killed. The author really paints a a picture of the emotion. In this book, the main character meets God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. He has it out with them as to why they took his daughter and let this happen. This book answered so many of my own questions. With answers giving in this book, i myself feel like i understand God and this world now so much better. I understand why things happen. I often wondered how if everyone has a time, how can someones time be something so horrible as being murdered. This book answered that for me and many other questions i had. If you are wanting to feel closer to God, as i have been wanting to do. This book is a great first step into understanding Him. I am so thankful i read it and that i was ready to read it.