William Paul Young

William Paul Young

William Paul Young is a Canadian author, best known for The Shack, a novel.

Young was the eldest of four, born May 11, 1955, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, but the majority of his first decade was lived with his missionary parents in the highlands of Netherlands New Guinea (West Papua), among the Dani, a technologically stone age tribal people. These became his family and as the first white child and outsider who ever spoke their language, he was granted unusual access into their culture and community. By the time he was six, he was flown away to a boarding school.
Young had written primarily as a way to create unique gifts for his friends, until his wife repeatedly urged him to writeShow more

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