i'm probably a day late and a dollar short, but i finally got around to reading the shack. it took a little while for me to get into it, but i ended up really liking it. there is something to be said for how he explained the trinity in such real ways.
here's the paragraph that i still can't get out of my head:
just because i work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn't mean i orchestrate the tragedies. don't ever assume that my using something means i caused it or that i needed it to accomplish my purposes. that will only lead you to false notions about me. grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.