A few years ago I read The Shack by William Paul Young, after recommendations from several friends. Young told a radio host that The Shack “is a metaphor for the places you get stuck, you get hurt, you get damaged…the thing where shame or hurt is centered.” That made a lot of sense to me when I read the book. I was in a broken place … and I needed hope desperately. The Shack resonated with me in so many ways, but ultimately, it made me question beliefs I had and forge new understandings and connections with my own worldview.
Fast forward a few years and I’m in a much better place, but I still remember The Shack as being a beacon of light in a dark time. I’m going to have to dig out my copy and read it again.
Anyway, the movie is due out on May 25 and thanks to Studiocanal, I have three in-season double passes to give away. All you have to do is comment below by May 14 – tell me why you want to see the movie and whether you’ve read the book.
The competition is only open to Australian readers.
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington, AVATAR) 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 encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer, HIDDEN FIGURES). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Watch the trailer here: