The Shack is about a man spending a weekend with God, physically in His presence, on earth, in a shack. It's about relationships. For me it wasn't just about how to have a relationship with God, but how to translate that relationship into what I would want for myself and the people I love here on earth as well. The book doesn't give you the churchy talk that seems to be so far out of reach for a person like me, but it makes it tangible, because God is standing right there talking.
I've read some of the reviews of the book and how the theologians pick apart different aspects of what is said. Some are arguing about the Godhead and the Trinity. To be completely honest, I don't even really care. I'm not a theologian, so I am taking from this book what my heart says is good and true and right. I'm already gaining a better relationship with my daughter by putting into action one of the quotes I wrote on my mirror. (I'll post it later) I don't have any idea what faith the author of this book is, but I'm sure that he has a better relationship and understanding of my God that I have.
The main character in The Shack was described in this way:
Now, I just have to figure out how to use the quotes I have without giving away the whole plot and characters, while still making it all make sense... (oh geez, just go get the book and read it so I can discuss it with you! It will be life changing, I'm telling you!)