An Evening with William Paul Young New York Times Bestselling Author of The ShackSeattle, WA Tickets May 16th Portland, OR Tickets May 17th
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Christian Piatt is an author, speaker, musician and spoken word artist. He created the Banned Questions book series after having a bible literally thrown at him when he asked one too many questions in his youth group. His memoir on faith, family and parenting called PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date reveals his more grown up self. His current attempt at exploring the edges of his faith can be seen in the My Jesus Project.
Paul recounts his losses as a missionary kid in Dutch New Guinea, to husband and father trying to make ends meet, and even as bestselling author of The Shack, and his latest book, Crossroads. Things that were stolen from him, things he broke and things he surrendered. He talks about it all but not through the lens of success. Instead, Paul Illustrates how the scars of his most painful losses have healed into beauty marks.
I went because a mutual friend I love and trust told me I wouldn't be disappointed. I wasn't. When your presenter first talked, I thought to myself, "There's another man in the world who can't tell his story without crying." Needless to say I spent most of the next ninety minutes crying. I'm a recently recovered alcoholic. So when he said the shack is where we keep our secrets and our addictions it hit home. A lot of what he said hit home including that we are all broken and that we are all born trusting until we find out that's too dangerous. -Mike
I found Paul's presentation to be immediately engaging. He was amazingly transparent, and REAL, from the first words out of his mouth. We've had other presenters, and no one has been as personal as Paul. I've heard other tales of trials, but never felt those trials. I thought the minimalist stage setup was great, because it let us listen to Paul and what he had to say, no distractions. -Anonymous
Though my wife and I had about one minute with Paul afterward for book-signing, it was as if it was just the three of us, truly, and I don't know how someone can be that transparent...yet his story tells us how. I am humbled to know there are people out there like Paul, and how far the rest of us have to go to be that human. -Mark