Here is the way to get me motivated to do something:
Conversation with my sister-in-law.
Amy: "I just read The Shack...you should read it."
Me: (in my mind I'm thinking about Shaquille O'Neal) Oh really, what is it about?"
Amy: "Can't tell you, it will give it away."
Some days pass, I'm at a MOPS retreat, everyone that walks in says, "Have you read, The Shack?" "NOPE, but don't ruin it for me...I'm getting it on Sunday!"
Tuesday night, finished The Shack! It was awesome. This is a book that I needed in high school before I "got it", and also when I first "got it" (the relationship with Jesus)! I loved the book, like Amy said...can't really give a summary...you'll just have to read it for yourself! It didn't take me long to read it...it's a page turner. FYI-It is Fiction.
This is a quote from the back cover, "In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?
Here is the website to check it out for yourself. http://www.theshackbook.com/
You can believe in Jesus, go to church, read the Bible, but if you don't understand the relationship that God yearns to have with you and don't accept that He is always with you...none of the above matters. If you work on your relationship with Jesus and accept him as the Lord of you Life...you will be changed and you will fill that empty void in your life!