The Shack – William P. Young interview

UPDATE: They put the interview back up – it’s streaming again.  Go check it out.

William P. Young “Willie”, the author of The Shack, was interviewed as part of the summer series of 7|22 in Atlanta, Ga.

7|22 is a young adult gathering, and they stream their worship and teaching online. Very cool, for someone like me – who can’t get enough worship on Sunday…

Anyway, I happened to listen to this interview and I was really amazed at the true story behind the Shack. If you’ve already read The Shack (or even if you are one of the few who hasn’t) – you seriously need to watch this interview. Seriously!

Click Here

Then click on “All Access” at the bottom of the page.

Then launch the flash player by clicking the “F” flash symbol for the 6/24 gathering, it looks like this…

+ William P. Young – The Shack

Unabridged, Part 1 of 3
6/24/08 + William P. Young

Listen in Windows Media Player Watch in Flash Video

The worship at the beginning is lead by Eddie Kirkland, a worship leader @ Northpoint church. You can skip to the interview if you want, but the worship that Eddie leads is really great too.

The cool thing about the interview, is that you really get a sense of how the book originated – it’s built around the amazing true life story of Willie. In real life, Willie grew up as a missionary kid in papua new guinea and he openly talks about the abuse he endured as a kid…this relates to The Great Sadness and The Shack.

Tony first told us about the Shack last spring. Libby read it in 4 days – she could really relate because of some of the things she’s been dealing with.

Hope you guys enjoy the interview. Let me know what you think…


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