As many a good fiction writer knows, there is often a deep, mysterious and symbolic link between an author’s life and the books they create. Only later does a writer realise how much she or he was the real character of the story. Such may be the case for Anne Rice, the queen of dark
In part 2 of my extended interview with The Shack author William 'Paul' Young, Paul shares the personal story behind the book, including some details not published elsewhere: his childhood abuse, his later addictions, his drive to please people and God to find affection, and the event on January 4 1994 that turned his life
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
In part 4 and 5 of my extended interview with William P Young, author of the phenomenally popular book The Shack, Paul and I explore some of the criticisms that have been levelled at his book. In this segment you'll hear Paul respond to some of the criticism, in particular whether his portrayal of God
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
This first collection of Sheridan Voysey's ‘best’ Open House interviews includes some profound lessons on life. Max Lucado will help you find your life's calling; Philip Yancey will let you into his writing secrets; you’ll smile at Adrian Plass’s description of church life, cry with John Smith as he fears never seeing his children again,
Pain, pleasure, beauty and longing - could these and other human experiences be 'whispers' of God to us? Could God be trying to get our attention through them? I believe so and, if followed, those whispers can lead us to life's most significant discovery.