The Beautiful Necessity of Tears

In the years since writing The Shack, it’s been an honor for me to see which parts of it move and inspire people the most. I’ve noticed a few quotes seem to especially resound with readers, and I thought it might be helpful for me to unpack a few of those moments aRead More

The Key to Loving People Well

Occasionally, we’ll ask Paul to unpack some of his thoughts about some lines from The Shack that intrigued or moved us. Hopefully, hearing more of his heart behind some of these words will stimulate more thought and reflection in your own life.  “Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That isRead More

Do You Have Enough Controversy In Your Life?

If you’ve read The Shack or, really, encountered any of Paul’s teaching, you know that his thoughts can ruffle feathers. Sometimes, it’ll be something deep and complex, like the power of pain in our lives. Sometimes, it’ll be something as simple as depicting God as a woman. Either way, itRead More

An Invitation to a Different Kind of Conversation

A good story will invite other stories. Writing The Shack taught me that. In the years since it was published, I’ve had countless people share their stories with me. Sometimes they’re happy. Sometimes they’re not. They’re all beautiful. Since then, it’s been a small dream of mine to create aRead More

Is Transformation Possible Without Pain?

This article was written by Rick Lawrence and originally published on Editor’s Note: The Shack is the bestselling work of Christian fiction in history—it was written by a first-time author named William Paul Young, who made 15 copies of the manuscript to give to family and friends, and never expectedRead More