Today we discuss Mr. Young’s book, The Shack, and how he was inspired to write it.

William Paul Young is the author of The Shack, a Christian novel, published in 2007. The novel was self-published but became a USA Today bestseller, having sold 1 million copies as of June 8, 2008. It was the #1 paperback trade fiction seller on the New York Times best sellers list from June 2008 to early 2010, in a publishing partnership with Hachette Book Group USA’s FaithWords imprint (Hodder & Stoughton in the UK). In 2009 it was awarded the “Diamond Award” for sales over 10 million copies by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.