The Shack Study Guide

Author: Wm. Paul Young
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 1455597902
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre: Religion

The study guide companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller and upcoming major motion picture The Shack is a helpful resource to those who seek healing and recovery from life's most painful experiences.Trauma and loss are unfortunately universal, and finding answers to the question of pain and suffering challenges everyone. THE SHACK STUDY GUIDE includes excerpts from The Shack with questions for reflection and instructions to lead readers through a healing process. The goal, like the theme of The Shack, is to usher readers into the loving presence of the triune God, where together with Him, they will confront their deepest pain and experience a real, lasting healing.

The Shack Study Guide

Author: Wm. Paul Young
Publisher: Windblown Media
ISBN: 1455597910
Release Date: 2016-11-22
Genre: Religion

The study guide companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller and upcoming major motion picture The Shack is a helpful resource to those who seek healing and recovery from life's most painful experiences.Trauma and loss are unfortunately universal, and finding answers to the question of pain and suffering challenges everyone. THE SHACK STUDY GUIDE includes excerpts from The Shack with questions for reflection and instructions to lead readers through a healing process. The goal, like the theme of The Shack, is to usher readers into the loving presence of the triune God, where together with Him, they will confront their deepest pain and experience a real, lasting healing.

The Shack

Author: Wm Paul Young
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781848940123
Release Date: 2008-07-17
Genre: Fiction

With 20 million copies sold worldwide THE SHACK is an international bestseller that explores life's toughest questions through the gripping story of one man's struggle to find answers to his suffering. Mack's youngest daughter, Missy, was abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack. Against his better judgement Mack arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon. What he finds there will change his life forever. THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question, 'Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?' Mack's experiences when he faces up to his darkest nightmares will astound you, and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. This is the kind of book you'll want to tell everyone about. Millions have discovered it already - now it's your turn. This film tie-in edition includes a new ten-page note from the author on his reflections and experiences of seeing The Shack brought to life on film.

Finding God in The Shack

Author: Randal Rauser
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830858934
Release Date: 2012-02-05
Genre: Religion

What would it be like to lose your youngest child to a serial killer? And then to have God invite you out for a conversation at the very shack where the terrible deed took place? And then imagine that the door to that shack of horrors opened . . . and before you knew it you had been swept up in the motherly embrace of a large African American woman? This most unlikely of stories, as told in William Young's The Shack, has become a runaway bestseller and it is easy to see why. But even as lives have been transformed through this book, other readers have sternly denounced it as a hodgepodge of serious theological error, even heresy. With one pastor urging his congregation to read it and another forbidding his congregation to, many Christians have simply been left confused. Aware both of the excitement and uncertainty generated by The Shack, theologian Randal Rauser takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the pages of the story. In successive chapters he explores many of the book's complex and controversial issues. Thus he explains why God the Father is revealed as an African American woman, he defends the book's theology of the Trinity against charges of heresy and he considers its provocative denial of a Trinitarian hierarchy. But at its heart The Shack is a response to evil and so Rauser spends the final three chapters considering the book's explanation for why God allows evil, how the atoning work of Christ offers new hope for a suffering world and ultimately how this hope extends to all of creation. Through these chapters Rauser offers an honest and illuminating discussion which opens up a new depth to the conversation while providing the reader with new opportunities for Finding God in The Shack.

Finding God in the Shack

Author: Roger E. Olson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830877928
Release Date: 2009-09-20
Genre: Religion

The Shack has touched millions of readers with its portrayal of a compassionate God in the face of great evil. Many have identified with the main character's Great Sadness, the terrible burden of grief that often accompanies and follows a deep loss, for the Great Sadness is part of the human condition. And it compels us to ask, Where is God? Who is God? Roger Olson, who has faced his own Great Sadness, finds a good deal of comfort in this much beloved, story as have so many others. Some may ask, however, Is God really like that? Is that really how God responds to evil? Can God be trusted? Olson also views The Shack with a theologian's eye and finds much sound truth. He delves into many of the significant issues raised by the book such as forgiving those who have done us great evil, how God acts in the world, how God is three persons in one and what difference this makes to us. While he offers his own criticisms of the book, he largely finds the truth about God in The Shack.

The Shack Revisited

Author: C. Baxter Kruger
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444745832
Release Date: 2012-10-11
Genre: Religion

Wm Paul Young's 2008 novel THE SHACK was a publishing phenomenon all over the world. Now respected theologian C. Baxter Kruger enlarges and articulates more fully the vision that Wm Paul Young created in THE SHACK. An exploration of the Trinity, the nature of God and our relationship to him, this book picks up where THE SHACK left off, and answers many readers' questions.

Meeting God at the Shack

Author: John Mark Hicks
Publisher: ACU Press
ISBN: 9780891126034
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: Religion

How can wounded people come to believe that God deeply loves them? Many have enjoyed William Young's The Shack, even if they puzzled over the book's actual meaning and theology. While some were quick to dismiss it as fiction, The Shack isn't really fiction at all. It's a modern day parable. Meeting God at The Shack shows hurting people how to read this story with profit and come to know God more fully.

The Shack a Journey from Pain to Truth to Error

Author: T. R. Halvorson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520696124
Release Date: 2017-02-25
Genre:

This book offers a new kind of critique of The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity. It views The Shack from a confessional Lutheran perspective. Its primary concern is the chief article upon which the church stands or falls, namely, justification and the redemption we have in Jesus.Looking for healing for his Great Sadness, the author of The Shack hit upon a particular strain of thought from the renaissance of Trinitarian theology that happened worldwide in the 1980s and 1990s. This theology has much to be commended. Tragically, however, it departs from the teaching of Scripture about the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for us on the cross. It denies the wrath of God on sin, and denies that Jesus bore that wrath for us. The Shack teaches a different theory of the cross that springs from perichoretic speculations about the Trinity.

The Shack Reflections for Every Day of the Year

Author: Wm Paul Young
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444745931
Release Date: 2012-10-11
Genre: Religion

The powerful story found in THE SHACK stole the hearts of millions and rocketed to fame by word of mouth, making it a phenomenon in publishing history. Now, THE SHACK: REFLECTIONS FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR provides an opportunity for you to return to the shack with Papa, Sarayu, and Jesus, in a fresh and unique way. This 365-day devotional contains meaningful quotes from THE SHACK along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by Wm Paul Young to inspire, encourage and uplift you every day of the year.

The Trauma Tool Kit

Author: Susan Pease Banitt
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 9780835630412
Release Date: 2012-12-19
Genre: Psychology

2013 Nautilus Silver Award Winner! In 2010 the Department of Veterans Affairs cited 171,423 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans diagnosed with PTSD, out of 593,634 total patients treated. That’s almost 30 percent; other statistics show 35 percent. Nor, of course, is PTSD limited to the military. In twenty years as a therapist, Susan Pease Banitt has treated trauma in patients ranging from autistic children to women with breast cancer; from underage sex slaves to adults incapacitated by early childhood abuse. Doctors she interviewed in New York report that, even before 9/11, most of their patients had experienced such extreme stress that they had suffered physical and mental breakdowns. Those doctors agree with Pease Banitt that stress is the disease of our times. At the 2009 Evolution of Psychotherapy conference Jack Kornfield noted, “We need a trauma tool kit.” Here it is. Most people, Pease Banitt says, experience trauma as a terminal blow to their deepest sense of self. Her techniques restore a sense of wholeness at the core level from which all healing springs. The uniqueness of her book lies in its diversity and accessibility. She assesses the values and limitations of traditional and alternative therapies and suggests methods that are universally available. Almost anybody can grow some lavender in a pot, she notes, or find a tree to sit under, a journal to write in, or Epsom Salts in which to soak. They can learn exercises of the mind and breath work to regulate the body. Besides such resources, Pease Banitt’s tools for healing include: Skills to build a first-aid kit to respond to any traumatic event Insight into the causes of stress mentally and physically Motivation to deal with stress sooner rather than later An insider’s knowledge about maintaining health The ability to make good decisions for effective interventions Increased resilience to overwhelming events She closes with a look at public policy and public health issues and the need for new therapeutic models. If trauma is the disease of our time, then healing from trauma individually and globally can pave the way for a brighter future. This book provides the tools.

Tears of a Warrior

Author: E.Anthony Seahorn
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611212731
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre:

Tears of a Warrior: A Family's Story of Combat and Living with PTSD is a patriotic book written about soldiers who are called to duty in service of their country. It is a story of courage, valor, and life-long sacrifice. Long after the cries of battle have ended, many warriors return home to face a multitude of physical and mental challenges. Author Tony Seahorn writes from his experience as a young army officer in Vietnam who served with the Black Lions of the First Infantry Division. His unit fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. He was wounded in action and continues to recover from the physical and emotional scars of combat. Tony returned to Wyoming from the war decorated for heroism. Some of his most honored medals include two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, Air Medal for Valor in flight, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross, and a Presidential Unit Citation. He has experienced the trauma of combat. His experience is painful. His story is real. Janet Seahorn, Tony's wife and co-author, writes from both the perspective of a wife who has lived for thirty years with a veteran with PTSD, and as a professional in human development and neuroscience. Dr. Seahorn's research has focused on the effects PTSD has on the brain, body, and spirit. Tears of a Warrior was written to educate families and veterans about the symptoms of PTSD and to offer strategies for living with the disorder. The book includes nearly 100 photos integrated into the text which provide the reader with a visual picture of the sequence of events as the storyline moves from the realities of combat, to returning home, to the ultimate impact on family and friends. Families and society in general will better understand the long-term effects of combat. Military Personnel and Veterans from all wars, regardless of service branch, will benefit from the authors' experiences and their message of hope.

Birthing Justice

Author: Julia Chinyere Oparah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317277200
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Social Science

There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women's voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women's agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.

Come Back

Author: Claire Fontaine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061979682
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The unflinching true account of a teenage girl's descent into society's underbelly -- and her mother's desperate and ultimately successful attempts to bring her back. How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools -- a bright, beautiful girl from a loving home -- trade school uniforms and afternoons at the beach for shooting up in the back of a van in rural Indiana? How does her devoted mother emerge from the shock of finding that her daughter has not only disappeared but had been living a secret life for more than a year? Mother and daughter tell their parallel stories in mesmerizing first-person accounts. Claire Fontaine's story is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary tale chronicling her daughter Mia's drug-fueled manipulation of everyone around her as she sought refuge in the seedy underworld of criminals and heroin addicts, the painful childhood secrets that led up to it, and the healing that followed. Her search for Mia was brutal for both mother and daughter, a dizzying series of dead ends, incredible coincidences and, at times, miracles. Ultimately, Mia was forced into harsh-but-loving boot camp schools on two continents while Claire entered a painful but life-changing program of her own. Mia's story includes the jarring culture shock of the extreme and controversial behavior modification school she was in for nearly two years, which helped her overcome depression and self-hatred to emerge a powerful young woman with self-esteem and courage. An unforgettable story of love and transformation, Come Back is a heart-wrenching and humorous portrayal of the primal bond between mother and daughter that will resonate with women everywhere.

From Hot Mess to Blessed

Author: Julie Gillies
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736967044
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Religion

Dare to Believe Every woman struggles to believe she is who God says she is and to believe the stunning promises He whispers to her heart. But when you're a hot mess (and we all are to one degree or another), it's hard to imagine things can be different—that you can be different. Author Julie Gillies has experienced broken dreams, trauma, and plenty of drama, but she has also encountered the holy hope and promises of God. She longs to help you... understand your identity in Christ instead of believing "I'll always be this way" embrace your true significance instead of feeling less-than hold on to peace instead of freaking out when hard things keep happening grasp your God-given destiny and begin walking in it It's not that God doesn't bless hot messes. (If that were the case, where would any of us be?) But you don't have to remain a hot mess. It's time to receive and experience God's hope and promises in a fresh way! Includes questions for group study or personal reflection.

Traveling Light

Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9780849912979
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Religion

Weary travelers. You've seen them -- everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases, trunks, duffels, and backpacks. Backs ache. Feet burn. Eyelids droop. We've all seen people like that. At times, we are people like that -- if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load. We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags? That's the invitation of Max Lucado. With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear. Using these verses as a guide, Max Lucado walks us through a helpful inventory of our burdens. May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear.