I finished a very good book today, The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. My mom and dad have read it for a class at church. My mom told me that she really liked it & that I should read it. So, I started the book (248 pages) yesterday. I was finished by early afternoon today. Since I’m not a huge reader, that is a major accomplishment for me!
I told Ryan yesterday that I was already to page 116. He said that for me to have read a hundred pages in one day must mean that I really like the book. He was right.
This book has opened my eyes to how I see God. Most of what I have thought about who God is has been by what I was taught growing up. Now, I am not saying what I was taught was incorrect. I just realized through this book that some of what I have been taught may have been more how our culture looks at God and less about who God really is.
The book has convicted me in so many ways. I made the comment to Ryan that it has convicted me in ways that I did not want to be convicted. After making that statement, I chuckled inside. What ways would I want to be convicted? I’m not sure there are any. If I’m being convicted, that means I need to change. Change isn’t always fun.
I do think I will continue to see the world differently than I did on Monday. I hope I do, anyway. If you have a moment to stop and read this book, I strongly suggest you do. It will be well worth your time.