Paul Young, the author of the 22-million copy bestseller The Shack, will be facilitating our Retelling Your Story Retreat, through themes of his captivating new novel, Eve, destined to be one of the most important and talked-about books of the decade.
We are inviting you to join us for a two night, three day experience July 7-9, 2017 at The Inn at Evins Mill in Smithville, Tennessee. We will focus our time on the importance and necessity of caring for our own souls with room for solitude and a space for silence. This retreat will be an opportunity to enjoy, reflect, and to rest in the presence of God.
What are some themes we can expect to explore? Paul’s book Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made.
Paul opens up a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained to cultural rules or limitations.
“The Shack shattered our limited perceptions of God.
Eve will destroy our harmful misconceptions about ourselves…”
Paul Young’s Bio:
Wm. Paul Young is the author of the world-wide bestsellers, The Shack and Cross Roads. With nearly 20 million copies sold and 49 consecutive weeks at # 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, The Shack has inspired conversations about God around the world. His latest novel, Eve (Howard Books, 2015) also a NY Times Bestseller, explores harmful assumptions we have about ourselves and the relationship initiated by God with us in the Garden of Eden. It is a book about the healing mercies available to all.
A Word From Paul:
“We live in a world where ‘normal’ does not truly exist except as an idea or concept. For each of us, where and how we grew up plays a foundational role in our sense of ‘normal’, and only when we begin to experience the ‘bigness and diversity’ of the world are we tempted to evaluate our roots. I thought the way I grew up was ‘normal’ but I think most would probably agree that my history and journey have been a bit unusual.”