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William Paul Young

"The Shack" Author
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"I want to tell you about the God that actually showed up and healed my heart. Not the God I grew up with, because the God I grew up with was fundamentally... schizophrenic, narcissistic, unreachable, and unknowable. My concept of Jesus was -- He likes me -- but He came to save me from this angry, distant, and unreachable God, who was his Father. That framework, all of it, had to come crashing down in order to find healing for my soul." -WM. PAUL YOUNG

Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack, Eve, Cross Roads, and The Shack Reflections, was born a Canadian and raised among a stone-age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of what was Netherlands New Guinea (now West Papua). He suffered great loss as a child and young adult, and now enjoys the “wastefulness of grace” with his family in the Pacific Northwest.

Paul’s life speaks of the potency of love and forgiveness, the arduous road of reconciliation, the freedom of transformational healing, the surprises of grace and community, and the unexpected emergence of joy. The Young family are part of a larger community that believes LIFE is bigger than death!

The Shack

Millions have come to know Wm. Paul Young from his best-selling book, The Shack. Originally written as a simple gift to his children, The Shack has sold over 22 million copies worldwide and has recently been adapted into a feature length movie starring Octavia Spencer as Papa, Sam Worthington as Mack Phillips, and Tim McGraw as Willie.

Join Paul at The Open Table Conference and experience a unique opportunity to engage with Paul and friends (Dr. Baxter KrugerJohn MacMurray and others) in discovering God’s relentless heart of love for humanity.

For other opportunities to hear Wm. Paul Young, be sure to check out The Shack Seminar in Orlando, FL – April 1, 2017.


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