When William Paul Young’s “The Shack” came out in 2007, it hit the top of the New York Times’ best-seller list — and stayed there for more than a year.
The novel follows Mackenzie Phillips, a father of five whose daughter is abducted on a family camping trip. Four years later, he receives a note from “Papa” — his wife’s term for God — that invites him to visit for the weekend at a camping shack. The rest of the novel is mostly Mack’s conversations with personifications of the trinity — God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
In April, which marks child abuse prevention month, Midtown Scholar Bookstore will host a book discussion for “The Shack,” focusing on the novel and what steps can be taken to prevent child abuse. Facilitation will be offered by India Garnett from Bethesda Women and Children’s Shelter.
The event, to be held 6:30p.m. April 8, is free and open to the public. Midtown Scholar is located at 1302 N. Third St., Harrisburg. Visit www.midtownscholar.com or call 717-
– Read two reviews of “The Shack” — one favorable, and one less so.
– Also at Midtown Scholar this weekend: Donna Celano to speak on “Giving Our Children A Fighting Chance,” and Mechanicsburg author Carl Alves to sign copies of “Blood Street”