THE SHACK is the kind of book that drives long-time authors crazy. Right out of the chute, first-time novelist William P. Young has a bestseller on his hands, with some two million copies in print. Even more maddening are two specific factors: one, the first million copies were self-published, unevenly written and poorly edited; and two, the story bears the marks of questionable theology.
And yet, at least some of those envious authors and theological critics have to admit that there's a lot to like about this publishing phenomenon, and there's a reason ---- or really, many reasons --- why this book is so popular. But first, to the story its