WM. PAUL YOUNG was born a Canadian and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the "wastefulness of grace" with his family in the Pacific Northwest. He is also the author of Cross Roads and Eve. BRAD ROBISON is a psychiatrist and family therapist who for several years has been using The Shack as a resource in helping his patients on their healing journey through loss, trauma, and pain. He wrote THE SHACK STUDY GUIDE to assist people on that journey and it is being used in reading and study groups, family counseling, trauma and addiction recovery groups, and by professional counselors and pastors. He resides in Cape Girardeau, MO.