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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Managed to Read "The Shack"

It's a big deal, as I believe I have mentioned before, for me to finish a book these days. It took me a couple of weeks to get through The Shack by Wm. Paul Young, which I would've considered a long time to complete an under 300 page book back in the days before Coryn, but which was rather an accomplishment as things currently stand. Still, I don't have the time or energy to write a "review." I just thought I'd share a few favorite quotes to mark the occasion.

". . .an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence."

"A bird is defined not by being grounded but by his ability to fly. Remember this, humans are defined not by their limitations, but by the intentions I have for them; not by what they seem to be, but by everything it means to be created in my image."

"To begin with, that you can't grasp the wonder of my nature is rather a good thing. Who wants to worship a God who can be fully comprehended, eh? Not much mystery in that."

"Being always transcends appearance-that which only seems to be. Once you begin to know the being behind the very pretty or very ugly face, as determined by your bias, the surface appearances fade a way until they simply no longer matter."

"Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors."

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