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The Truth Behind 'The Shack' Movie: Fact vs. Fiction As Sexual Abuse Prompted Author To Write Book
This past weekend, the much-anticipated movie, "The Shack" was released. This movie was based on a bestselling book of the same name written by William Paul Young and published in In anticipation of the movie, I reread the book the week before it premiered. To my delight, the movie was equally as good as the book in my opinion. How often can you say that? Don't worry, this article will not have any spoilers because I'm not that mean.
When William Paul Young wrote "The Shack" in , it was intended to be a Christmas gift just for his family; a fictional story of one man's devastating loss, how his faith was shaken by the tragedy and his encounter with God while grieving. He never expected his self-published fiction to sell more than 22 million copies, be translated into more than 30 languages — or spark a national controversy over its unconventional theology.
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But few know about the story of William Paul Young, the author who wrote the novel, which was originally published in Read: Is God Black? Young was introduced to acute pain early on in his life. When he was only a year old, his parents moved from Canada to Papua New Guinea to work as missionaries. When he turned six in the early s, they sent him to boarding school, where he was molested by the Dani Tribe and older boys who attended his school. Increasingly, men are coming forward with their past experiences of sexual abuse at boarding schools.