John Sutherland writing in The Guardian, Thursday July 17, 2008
The word "bestseller" doesn't mean too much nowadays. "Self-published bestseller" does. William P Young's SPBS, The Shack, has been the "buzz book" in the US for the past 18 months. Young (known as "Paul", like the apostle) is an Oregon salesman with an interest in web design. He composed The Shack as a gift for his children at Christmas 2005, something that would explain the mysterious ways in which God works.