and the day before that.
i was curled up reading a book;)
i know... that doesn't sound like a very good reason:
but, it was a book about a father, THE FATHER, THE SON, and
THE HOLY SPIRIT;)))
no, it was not the bible but a book entitled,
i picked this book up for the first time on valentines day...
as i was looking for a book to get for my valentine.
my attention was quickly drawn to a book, the associate, which was sitting right right next to it on the shelf in the book store.
john loves john grisham.
john grisham wrote the associate.
john is my favorite associate (tee-hee, "corny" i know).
so, i bought him the associate!!!
anyway, since that day, the shack has been calling out to me.
no one said to me that it was good, that i should read it...
no, no it was nothing like that.
yet, i felt like i was supposed to read it.
on tuesday afternoon, i left home a little early en route to pick katherine up from school. since i had a few minutes to spare, i stopped by the bookstore to purchase this book.
it was the last one on the shelf;
and it was mine:D
now, i am not going to go into much detail about the book today. however, i will say, that it is a good book. i read about 1/3 of the book on wednesday.
after doing so, i was neither so sure...
a.) i had actually heard it calling MY name
b.) that i had made a good choice in purchasing it.
for, i found it to be...
1.) very wordy.
2.) a little "campy" (if you will).
4.) "out there".
5.) and not written well for any level of believer.
HOWEVER, a friend of mine called yesterday morning. while we were talking, i mentioned that i was reading the shack. she said she was too. i told her my thoughts about the book. since she was a little ahead of me in her reading, i asked her opinion. she said she thought it to be a pretty good book.
maybe i was being a little too critical???
so, when i got off the phone, i opened my copy back up to the page where i'd stopped reading on wednesday and commenced...
when i did??? it wasn't long before i felt as though GOD was talking directly to me!!?!?
through william young's words,
HE answered questions i had recently been asking HIM,
and HE even answered a prayer or two!!!
it was as if, GOD told william young to write this book to me and for me and, furthermore, to bring it "special delivery" to my doorstep with instructions for me to read EVERY word!!!
i don't know if this book would "speak" to every one in the same way.
but, with the knowledge that it could,
it would be remiss on my part not to tout it.
if the shack is calling YOUR name,
buy it, read it...
then come back and tell me about your experience:)
if you've already read it, what were your thoughts???
love and God's blessings,