Endorsements

Eugene Peterson
Eugene PetersonProfessor Emeritus Of Spiritual Theology
When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross-fertilize the result is a novel on the order of The Shack. This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress did for his. It’s that good!
James Ryle
James RyleAuthor, Hippo in the Garden
If God is all powerful and full of love, why doesn’t He do something about the pain and evil in our world? This book answers that age old question with startling creativity and staggering clarity. By far one of the best books I have ever read.
Steve Berger
Steve BergerPastor, Grace Chapel
Wrapped in creative brilliance, The Shack is spiritually profound, theologically enlightening and life impacting. It has my highest recommendation. We are joyfully giving copies away by the case.
Gayle E. Erwin
Gayle E. ErwinAuthor, The Jesus Style
Riveting, with twists that defy your expectations while teaching powerful theological lessons without patronizing. I was crying by page 100. You cannot read it without your heart becoming involved.
Patrick M. Roddy
Patrick M. RoddyEmmy Award Winning Producer of ABC News
The Shack is a one of a kind invitation to journey to the very heart of God. Through my tears and cheers, I have been indeed transformed by the tender mercy with which William Paul Young opened the veil that too often separated me from God and from myself. With every page, the complicated do’s and don’t that distort a relationship into a religion were washed away as I understood Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for the first time in my life.
Michael W. Smith
Michael W. SmithRecording artist
THE SHACK is the most absorbing work of fiction I’ve read in many years. My wife and I laughed, cried, and repented of our own lack of faith along the way. THE SHACK will leave you craving the presence of God.

Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Giffordcohost, NBC’s Today Show
THE SHACK will change the way you think about God forever.
Wayne Jacobsen
Wayne JacobsenAuthor, So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore
Don’t miss this! If there’s a better book out there capturing god’s engaging nature and his ability to crawl into our darkest nightmare with his love, light and healing, I’ve not seen it. For the most ardent believer or newest spiritual seeker, the shack is a must-read.
Bart Campolo
Bart CampoloFounder of Mission Year
My biggest disappointment with Christian books is that almost all of them seem to say the same things in the same way. Not so with The Shack! It reads like no other book, and tells a story I guarantee you have not heard before. Enjoy the adventure!
David Gregory
David GregoryAuthor, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger
An exceptional piece of writing that ushers you directly into the heart and nature of god in the midst of agonizing human suffering. This amazing story will challenge you to consider the person and the plan of god in more expansive terms than you may have ever dreamed.
Bear Grylls
Bear GryllsYoungest Briton to climb Everest; Star of Man vs. Wild and Born Survivor
Brilliant! One of the most faith-enhancing books I have ever read.

Larry Gillis
Larry GillisPastor / Counselor
I read and wept and slept and read again. I am full of words, inexpressible thoughts, shades and hues of hope and light and joy.
Greg Albrecht
Greg AlbrechtEditor, Plain Truth Magazine
You will be captivated by the creativity and imagination of the shack, and before you know it you’ll be experiencing god as never before. William young’s insights are not just captivating, they are biblically faithful and true. Don’t miss this transforming story of grace.
Margie Ulsh
Margie UlshEditor, Among Worlds
Great book! I totally enjoyed it and found some parts of it needed to be read more than once because the words were so “right on”.
Dave Coleman
Dave ColemanRetired Hospice Chaplain
I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciated reading The Shack and how much it has meant to my wife and me. We lost a son in an accident years ago and this story brought comfort and healing. I dealt with the questions this book addresses every day and know you could not have written it without dealing with the reality of loss in your own life.
Drew Marshall
Drew MarshallRadio host, The Drew Marshall Show
I really thought that this book was just another book. Trust me, folks—it’s not! When bandwagons come along I usually let them go right on by. When it comes to THE SHACK, I’m not only on the bandwagon, I keep asking the driver to stop and pick up all of my friends. I can’t remember the last time a book, let alone a work of fiction, had this much of a healing impact on my life.
Wes Yoder
Wes YoderAmbassador Speakers Bureau
THE SHACK is a beautiful story of how God comes to find us in the midst of our sorrows, trapped by disappointments, betrayed by our own presumptions. He never leaves us where He finds us, unless we insist.

Chyril Walker
Chyril WalkerPhD
Your work is a masterpiece! There are tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. All I can think of is the others who need to read your words. I’m just as convinced that each one who reads it has those who also need your words.

Mike Morrell
Mike MorrellZoecarnate.com
Finally! A guy-meets-god novel that has literary integrity and spiritual daring. The Shack cuts through the clichés of both religion and bad writing to reveal something compelling and beautiful about life’s integral dance with the divine. This story reads like a prayer—like the best kinds of prayer, filled with sweat and wonder and transparency and surprise. When I read it, I felt like I was fellowshipping with God. If you read one work of fiction this year, let this be it.
Ernie Johnson Jr., sportscaster, host of Inside the NBA on TNT
Ernie Johnson Jr., sportscaster, host of Inside the NBA on TNTSportscaster, Host of Inside the NBA on TNT
The Shack blew me away! It’s a phenomenon. While catching up with a friend, he said, “I’ve got this great book to give you..” and starts to talk about it in broad strokes, at which point I interrupted him to say that one of the guys in our bible study bought 20 copies and handed them all out two days before and the book was sitting in my car. Well, I read it. I couldn’t put it down, then immediately went out and bought twelve more and gave them all away. Now I can’t stop talkin’ about it and tellin’ everyone I know. I can’t thank you enough!
Delilah Rene
Delilah ReneNationally syndicated radio host
One of my favorite books of all time. I read the book on Good Friday several years ago and stayed up until 2:30 a.m. reading it. I could NOT put it down. It touched my soul. It spoke to the very core of my being. And I was forever changed by its content. In fact, I often tell people if you never read any other book in your life, do yourself a favor and get The Shack.