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William P. Young
Born William Paul Young
(1955-05-11) May 11, 1955 (age 61)
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Novelist, author
Language English
Nationality Canadian
Notable works The Shack
Cross Roads

I had a very angry father and was disconnected from my family.
You cannot heal yourself. You cannot heal anybody else. We’re designed to do this in community because we were created inside community for community by community.
William P. Young
I think people are tired of religion and how it divides and damages people. You can name it whatever you want, Islam or Christianity, but if you have a system in which God is distant and angry all the time, and you’re trying to please him through the right disciplines, it isn’t going to work for everyone.
William P. Young
I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.
William P. Young
I was raised in a tribal situation, among cannibal people.
I'm an accidental writer.
Jesus is not the 'founder of Christianity.'
Part of my journey is to say that the soul of the human being must be a massively intricate, wonderful creation that God has a respect for in ways that we do not and that leaves a huge amount of space to go explore.
William P. Young