Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hinds Feet on High Places

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
My college roommate, Sarah, lists this book on her sidebar as one of her favorites. She loved this book even in those days (sigh...seems like just yesterday), so I read it a few times before.  However, I just finished it again for a book club, and I loved it even more after living a little longer and experiencing a few more trials that God has used to mold me and draw me closer to Him.  It is an allegory about "Much-Afraid" who follows the Shepherd on a spiritual journey to the high places with her companions, "Sorrow" and "Suffering."  Through the journey, the Shepherd teaches her to overcome her fears, replaces her crippled feet with hind's feet, and gives her a new name.  She is tempted and tortured along the way by her relatives from "The Valley of Humiliation":  "Craven Fear","Self-pity", "Pride", and "Bitterness" to name a few.  I love Hurnard's incorporation of Scripture into the dialogue of the characters (especially Song of Solomon).  I could relate to "Much-Afraid" on each part of her journey.  She had a lot of lessons to learn...and SO DO I!!!  She learns to trust her Savior more and more, even in difficult times.  I highly recommend this book to any Christian who desires to be led by the Good Shepherd to new heights of love, joy, and victory.  

10 comments:

Momma Roar said...

I had never heard of this book before seeing it on Sarah's sidebar. I got a copy and read it! It is awesome - I couldn't agree with you more! :)

Kristen said...

I haven't heard of this book, but I will add it to my reading list! Thanks for the suggestion Lynn!

Mari said...

I saw something about this book on one other blog and on Sarah's. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

It's on my list of reads. Right now I just too many good reads and I haven't gotten very far into this book.

I know it's one of my daughter's favorites and I will read it :O)

Thanks for the encouragement.

Short Stop said...

Ohhhh, Hinds Feet! This book, like no other I have ever read, made me fall deeper in love with God as my Savior.

I'm so glad you shared about this one! And I love what you said about how as you experienced more trials, that it meant even more. SO true!!

Janelle said...

I haven't read it yet, but it is on the list!!

Your header is too cute!

krista said...

I really liked this book the first time I read it! It's not hard for me to imagine it meaning more years later. You may have just planted an idea! :-) I'm definately in the re-readers camp...any book I LOVE I read like 10 times!

Dave and Jenni said...

That's so funny - Sarah and I were *just* talking about that book. Clearly I need to read it. :) Thanks for the recommendation!

Alana said...

That one is on my list of books to read right now. Thanks for reviewing it. I've heard great things about it!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I'll have to put it on my list for the summer! Thanks.