“The Shack” — what’s the buzz?
The Adult Sunday School class spent a few weeks during Lent reading William P. Young’s book, The Shack. Mack, an ordinary guy, an Everyman, lives through a terrible tragedy but lets that event pull him away from a relationship with God. Several years after the event, God invites Mack to spend a weekend with Him. Mack, not at all sure of what lies behind the invitation (or WHO is behind the invitation), goes to the shack and comes face-to-face with the Triune God.
The conversations that follow delve into the mystery of suffering and why bad things happen and slowly Mack begins to realize that, even when he felt most alone and lost, God was with him.
Several copies of the book are available in the front hallway of the church if you’d like to borrow one and see what the buzz is all about.
(For those of you who might be curious about what’s next for the Adult class, after Easter we will be studying John Calvin—not in great detail or great depth, but enough to get a feel for who Calvin was and what Calvin did for the Reformed Church. Rod has graciously agreed to lead this next unit.)