Sunday, January 11, 2009

Invitation to you

At the time of this post, there are over 5 million copies of The Shack in print and no signs of it slowing down. If you enjoyed reading The Shack, please help me make a useful study guide for small groups and personal study. I've categorized sections of the book, and now I'm asking you to suggest questions and make comments under each section.

John Sawyer


  1. Thanks John. I'm leading a group from my church in a discussion of The Shack and I think your study of it will be helpful for me. I have broken it down into discussions of major topics of our response to invitations from God, Our perceptions of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit and how they interact with our lives and how Young's portrayal of them melds with Biblical revelation. Also, since it is a major topic of debate, Young's description of the Trinity. Next up is why bad things happen to good people, forgiveness and heaven. I hope you don't mind if I use your posting to edify our discussions. Thanks again.

  2. John - Thanks for this outline. I am leading a discussion of The Shack at church beginning in late April. I will send along our outline as it is developed. I would also like to use some of your material here to bring a Biblical context to several of the questions that Mack asks. I will credit you as source material and offer this site in the discussions. Thanks Keith Smith

  3. John,
    I listen to your church all the time on my ipod. I'm starting an adult study this fall. Your comments are great but have you done anything to organize them with the chapters in the book?

  4. John, Every since I heard my friends on facebook make comments about "The Shack" and how they couldn't put the book down...I was courious. I finally purchased a copy and my husband read it in a mom read it next and finally I got my book back and read it. WOW! It is exactly what I have been searching for. Tomorrow I will host our book club as we discuss, "The Shack". I am so excited to have found your site. It will be great in our journey! You are blessed.