Lenten Book Study: The Shack

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the same room with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?

Have you ever wondered about the dynamics of THEIR relationship and how we fit in?

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity is the story of Mack, who endures indescribable emotional pain as a child and then as an adult. A great sadness takes him to a place where he is in companionship with the three entities and his opinions of God and humanity are challenged. He is encouraged to face his demons, emotionally and physically, and emerges with a new understanding of love, both earthly and divine.

The book, written by William Paul Young, will usher you directly into the heart and nature of God and challenge you to consider the person and the plan of God in more expansive terms than you may have ever dreamed. The group meeting dates, times and places are:

  • Thursdays, Feb. 15, 22 and March 1, 8, 15 & 22, at 6:30 p.m.
    at the Halterman/Vargas home, or
  • Sundays, Feb. 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 18 & 25. at 9:00 a.m.,
    in the Fireside Room at Central.

Books are available for $15.00 in the church office or downloadable to your electronic device. Study guides will be provided. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin boards in the East Parlor, 39th Street Lobby and outside the Christian Education office. Or contact the church office, 515-279-3658, to reserve your spot and book. Groups are limited to 10 people, so you are encouraged to reserve your space as quickly as possible.