No, folks! Sorry to disappoint you. It's not Oprah's Book Club, it's Ohilda's Book Club!
Since Christmas, I've allotted time to myself to do something that I thoroughly enjoy and have not done in a few years. Read! I love reading. Most of my reading has been non-fiction, but with the leaving the worries to God thought, I figured I'd take myself on some fantasy journeys and hit the path of fiction for a while. So for those of you that like reading, from time-to-time I may end up posting about some really good reads.
My very sweet bloggy friend, Amy, from ...for such a time as this, recently read the book, The Shack, by William P. Young. Her reviews were extremely positive and the storyline definitely captured my attention. So, guess who gave Amanda the book for Christmas? (I know...slick, eh?) I finished reading it in 2 days. One day staying up till almost 3 a.m. to finish it.
After the first few chapters it slowed down a bit and I thought of putting it down, but then I thought about Amy's review and a few other people I have met since that have read it, and knew I had to continue. Am I glad I did! It was great. It gave you a totally different view of Jesus and allowed you to see the Savior as who He is and not as we (speaking of myself being Catholic) are taught to see Him. The book definitely left me with a feeling of wishing that the storyline wasn't fiction. Unfortunately, it is. But I believe in my heart that many of the situations in the book (sorry, no spoilers here) will be pretty accurate of how it will be on the day we find ourselves standing face-to-face with the King of Kings!
So, if you're looking for some light reading that turns into some heavy-duty, mind-pondering, wonder-if-this-is-what-it's-like type of book, pick up a copy of The Shack! You won't regret it!