Why Is "The Shack" So Popular?

This book has brought hope and faith to so many readers.

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Why have millions of people read The Shack and continue to read it? Lisa, my wife, is in a book club group formed by members from our church that just started reading it. I still see it on the commuter train I take to work. And The Shack has now been on the New York Times bestseller’s list for 111 weeks. That’s incredible for a book that originally was self-published by author William Paul Young, who thought that he’d only write a nice story for his family.

So I’d like to know, what makes The Shack so special? How did it intrigue so many people? Why has it brought hope and faith to so many readers?

I have my own theory about this, but I’m just one person. I’d like to hear what you think. Would you share a thought or two about why you liked The Shack, or why you think it’s been so popular?

Please leave a comment below, or if it’s easier, you can comment on my new Facebook page. For anyone who responds (with more than 50 words) by Tuesday, August 24, I’ll randomly draw three names to each receive a free copy of the book to keep or pass to a friend, or any one book you see on shopguideposts.com.

What’s more, in an upcoming blog post, I’ll offer a general summary of what I find out. I think it will be revealing.

In the meantime, if you want to see more about The Shack, check out Guidepostsstory on author William Paul Young, or our online videos of the author. You’ll also find an honest and touching podcast interview here at Steve Brown, Etc.

Thanks for taking a minute to offer your opinion, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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