The Shack is a film adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name about a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy involving the death of his daughter, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and is led to three people who represent the Holy Spirit, Jesus and God (a woman named Papa). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
I read the book, and then I saw the movie and absolutely loved it. The storyline is powerful because it’s about God’s love and forgiveness, and also covers the hard questions we all face sometimes, such as “If God is good, why is there pain and suffering?” Mack asks the character Papa, who’s portraying God, “Where were you when my daughter was murdered?”
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I almost always check out a Christian website called Plugged In before viewing movies, and they gave this one a great rating. For more details, you can click here.
It really makes you think. I encourage everyone to see it!