Restoring The Shack

Restoring The Shack

20 Episodes

Join author Paul Young on an adventure into the world of the best-selling phenomenon, "The Shack.î Stunningly filmed in ìBig Skyî country, this inside look at how Paul's own life journey shaped his writing explores questions of faith, grief, wonder and relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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Restoring The Shack
  • An Invitation

    Episode 1

    Author Paul Young discusses the themes, metaphors and theology that shaped "The Shack."

  • Perfectionist Performance

    Episode 2

    How Paul's relationship with his missionary father shaped his theology of a distant, angry God.

  • Kim
    Episode 3


    Episode 3

    Paul reveals not only how he met his wife Kim, but how he brought his secrets into their marriage.

  • The Birth of the Shack

    Episode 4

    Paul shares the story of how The Shack became the phenomenon it is today.

  • Who is the God of the Shack?

    Episode 5

    Paul explores the metaphor of the Shack as the heart and soul of a broken human being.

  • Papa is God the Father?

    Episode 6

    Paul uses his mother's objections to the portrayal of God in "The Shack" as a starting point.

  • The Question of the Cross

    Episode 7

    Challenging the assertion that God the Father turned his face from Jesus.

  • Future-tripping

    Episode 8

    How to live inside the grace of just one day by taking on a child-like perspective.

  • Loss and Love

    Episode 9

    Paul tackles questions of loss, sharing the story of how a couple had lost a daughter to suicide.

  • Fathers and Sons

    Episode 10

    Paul teaches about the concept of wholeness and learning to live in the identity of Christ.

  • Loose Ends
    Episode 11

    Loose Ends

    Episode 11

    Paul tells four inspiring stories meant to tie up all that's been talked about before.

  • The Garden
    Episode 12

    The Garden

    Episode 12

    Paul delves into another important metaphor in "The Shack," the garden.

  • Coincidence has a Name

    Episode 13

    Paul illustrates how God is involved in the intimate details of our lives.

  • Changing the Narrative

    Episode 14

    Paul brings a new perspective to the story of Abraham and Isaac.

  • The Cave
    Episode 15

    The Cave

    Episode 15

    Mack's encounter with Sophia; exploring our own misconceptions behind the concepts of Hell.

  • Troubling Texts

    Episode 16

    Paul defends why he believes Jesus will go down any road to find to us and draw us back to him.

  • Festival of Friends

    Episode 17

    Living in the flow of God's living water empowers us to be all that God created us to be.

  • Words
    Episode 18


    Episode 18

    The interpretation of scripture and how it sharpens concepts of God.

  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    Episode 19

    Paul examines the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation.

  • Last Things
    Episode 20

    Last Things

    Episode 20

    Paul wraps up the series, tying everything together and focusing on the idea of God's pursuit.