Dimensions: 480 pages, 6 × 8.62 × 1.62 in
Published: November 13, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1455528536
ISBN - 13: 9781455528530
From the Publisher
Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He ''awakens'' to find himself in a surreal world, a ''living'' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to ''see'' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?
About the Author
William Paul Young was born May 11, 1955, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, but he spent the early years of his life with his missionary parents in the highlands of Netherlands New Guinea (West Papua). He never intended to be a published author; he kept his writings as gifts for family memebers until his wife urged him to publish The Shack---even this was only inteneded for his children and close family members. Initially he only had 15 copies of the book printed. Rejected by 26 publishers, Young and his friends published the book under their newly created publishing company, Windblown Media in 2007. Beacuse of word-of-mouth referrals, the book jumped to number one on the New York Times trade paperback fiction bestseller list in June 2008. Indeed, The Shack was the bestselling fiction and audio book of 2008 in America. Young published Cross Roads in 2012.