I am notoriously known for purchasing a book and then immediately placing it on my bookshelf. But when led to pick it up will do so. This is one of those books.
For some reason I like allegories. Perhaps it is because you have to take the time to make comparative analysis and meditate in order to get the fullness of what the author is portraying. Hinds’ Feet on High Places is one of those. And although some Christian allegories can be somewhat weighty—the gentleness of the story’s foundational principles manages to balances it out. However, Hurnard establishes the believability of the story by externalizing the many hardships in Much Afraid’s journey. In so doing made it an enjoyably easy read.
Although an easy read, you will find yourself pausing to pondering many truths along the way. It thoroughly illustrates how wonderful obedience is when it lends to the choices we make that are a product of our Lord’s sacrifice. It is through this obedience we see the transformation of our main character as she encounters the Good Shepherd along the way. This story is a reflective picture of our walk with Jesus Christ despite hardships, trials, and the most dreadful spirit of all, fear.
Much Afraid’s heroic journey represents our Christian walk with the Lord before going to heaven. On this quest she will find faith as the key to overcoming not only the unseen, but the things in this world that fill us with fear and disbelief.
“The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds‘ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” (Habakkuk 3:19 KJV)
If you want to see how to self-improve and give some serious thought to where you are in your Christian walk—this is the book to read. It will definitely take you to deeper depths and higher heights!
We give this book
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