Book club book this month
I just finished reading The Shack for book club this month. I was resisting reading this book, because it was just one of those books that I kept hearing about. “Oh, you have got to read that!” or “Oh, I hated it.”
The premise pretty much also put me off – the story of a man struggling to find God after the senseless and awful death of his child just didn’t appeal to me.
I finally read it for book club this month. And I’m glad, because rather than being a depressing story, I found it to really be a story about healing.
A story I really need right now, as I struggle with many of my personal demons.
To think that God is especially fond of me, and of you, and of us all, is particularly comforting to me now – even if it might be hokey, and maybe I’m skeptical about a God in the sky who really is focused on me.
So, in a sobbing, goopy mess of tears, I finished this book today.
And yeah, even though it may be sappy, I think I’m better for it.