Archive: Paul Young A Celebration of Christmas
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 6 he was flown away to boarding school.