I am reading The Shack. I don't know if you have heard anything about this book, but it is being praised by countless people as this generation's Pilgrim's Progress. I was skeptical, at first, since so many folks were loving it... "How good could it be then, really?" I am still not sure what Oprah thinks of it, but I don't care at this point. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. All I know is the book really is mind blowing.

I had been planning to read the book for some time, but my husband got a hold of it first and finished reading it on our recent trip to Florida. His laughter, tears and visible awe finally sold me; I knew I had to read it as soon as he was done. And, poor man. I forbade him from talking to me about anything he read. I didn't want him to spoil anything for me. (He has much more self control in these types of situations, anyway. He just kept insisting that I read it right away.)

I am actually really enjoying the fact that I am reading it second, because now I get to explode with as much enthusiasm as I want and discuss passages with him as soon I am struck by them. Read it, folks. Most nay-sayers probably haven't read it and therefore, shouldn't be forming strong opinions about it anyway.