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William P. Young (1) (1955–)

Autor/a de The Shack

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Obres de William P. Young

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The Shack (2008) — Autor — 14,810 exemplars
The Shack [2017 film] (2017) — Autor — 136 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Llocs de residència
West Papua, Indonesia
Happy Valley, Oregon, USA
Warner Pacific College
Biografia breu
William Paul Young, referred to generally as Wm. Paul Young or simply Paul Young, (born May 11, 1955) is a Canadian author. He wrote the novels The Shack, Cross Roads and Eve.

Young is the oldest of four, born May 11, 1955, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, but the majority of his first decade was lived with his missionary parents in the highlands of Netherlands New Guinea (West Papua), among the Dani, a technologically stone age tribal people. These became his family and as the first white child and outsider who ever spoke their language, he was granted unusual access into their culture and community. When he was six he was sent to a boarding school.

In an interview Young said he had written primarily as a way to create unique gifts for his friends, until his wife repeatedly urged him to write something for their six children in order to put down in one place his perspectives on God and on the inner healing Young had experienced as an adult. The resulting manuscript, that later became The Shack, was intended only for his six kids and for a handful of close friends.

Young initially printed just 15 copies of his book. Two of his close friends encouraged him to have it published, and assisted with some editing and rewriting in order to prepare the manuscript for publication. After rejection by 26 publishers, Young and his friends published the book under the name of their newly created publishing company, Windblown Media, in 2007. The company spent only C$200 in advertising; word-of-mouth referrals eventually drove the book to number one on the New York Times trade paperback fiction best-seller list in June 2008. "The Shack" was the top-selling fiction and audio book of 2008 in America through November 30.

Young's second book, Cross Roads, was published on November 13, 2012 by FaithWords.

Young's Eve was released on September 15, 2015 by Howard Books.

Young's latest book Lies we believe about God has also been the subject of criticism. One critic, Tim Challies, says Young is a universalist, teaching that everyone is saved.



This book started out a little confusing but once I got the gist of it man it was remarkable. I really enjoyed reading this book. This story is truly about being lost and then being found. Yes the little girl was taken and never to return but the lost one was Mack. After losing the most precious person in his life he lost himself in a ditch of sorrow, guilt, anger, and sadness. For years he did not return to himself until one day he was found. He found happiness again and was delivered from his guilt and anger. A story about true forgiveness and what it's like to see things through God's eye. This story made me cry and smile all in the same chapter.… (més)
Mariafrendo | Hi ha 579 ressenyes més | Apr 6, 2024 |
I can’t recommend this book enough. Not the mystery I was expecting, but a study on God’s mercy. After his daughter is murdered, Mac Philips’ and his family’s is tested. It is at a visit to the sight of Missy’s murder that he comes face-to-face with God. Great story, great characters, much to think about (whether you agree with this point of view or not). [If you like this book, you should check out The Hawk and the Dove” series by Penelope Wilcox.
bgknighton | Hi ha 579 ressenyes més | Mar 30, 2024 |
while I appreciate the desire to answer age old questions-the need to understand how an all powerful and loving God can allow evil to exist in the world- I found the quality of the story and writing to interfere with the message
cspiwak | Hi ha 579 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |



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