William Paul Young

066 My Chat with William Paul Young, Author of The Shack

Image from The Shack of Mack (Sam Worthington) and Papa (Octavia Spencer)

When William Paul Young sat down to write a story for his children about a man who meets God in a forest shack, little did he know it would become a publishing phenomenon—and now a movie. In 2008 Paul dropped by the Open House show, to chat about the book’s meaning, the personal story behind it, and to answer his critics. More…

The God of ‘The Shack’: William Young Responds

In part 3 of my interview with The Shack author William P Young, Paul and I discuss the need to go back to the place of our pain and grief to find God, why Paul portrayed God as ‘Papa’, Jesus and ‘Sarayu’, the misconceptions about God The Shack tries to address, and why God is all about relationship rather than religion.
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God, Hell and ‘The Shack’

In this final segment of my interview with William P Young about his top-selling book The Shack, Paul and I hash out things like why The Shack character Mack doesn’t seem too phased in God’s presence, whether God will punish us for our sins, how much of God we can know through the Old Testament and through Jesus, and the nature of hell. More…

Open House Volume 2

In this second book of conversations drawn from Sheridan Voysey’s Open House radio show, we peer into the lives of national and international personalities like Steve Waugh, Gloria Gaynor, Nicky Cruz, William Paul Young, Anne Rice, Lee Strobel, Richard Foster, Barry McGuire, Brian ‘Head’ Welch, Shane Claiborne and many more.
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