The Lord God is my strength and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me walk upon mine high places." (Habakkuk 3:19)
Hinds' Feet on High Places is Hannah Hurnard's best-known and best-loved book, a beautiful allegory dramatizing the yearning of God's children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory.
Follow Much-Afraid on her spiritual journey through difficult places with her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering. Learn how Much-Afraid overcomes her tormenting fears as she passes through many dangers and mounts at last to the High Places. There she gains a new name and then returns to her valley of service, transformed by her union with the loving Shepherd.
This edition of Hinds' Feet on High Places includes two special sections: Hannah Hurnard's own account of the circumstances that led her to write Hinds' Feet on High Places and a brief autobiography of the author's life as told in the book Hearing Heart.
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This has become one of my favorite books. I have listened to it at least 6 times and have found the lessons in it so helpful because they are based on the Truth of God's Word. In this allegory, we see a great picture of of our lives, as we are all at least in part "much afraid", and the journey that our Lord has us on so that we might no longer live for ourselves and the things of this world, but to live with eternity in mind, for Him.
- Great story; enjoyable read; well worth your time.
Wonderful, wonderful story. Excellent narration. Reminds me of my own walk with the Lord, and takes me past my experience to encourage me to trust the Lord with my future. This story is faithful to the truth of the the Bible. So impressive that I bought a copy for a friend.
Not engaging. A very old and not particularly articulate style. Very predictable metaphor with a strong borrow from John Bunyan. The meaning is excellent, but the presentation is cliched. I guess in 1955 that is the way you wrote a book. Younger readers I doubt will find it inspiring.
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- Great Allegory
Before picking this up I had just finished the Pilgrim's Progress for the first time and I was in the mood for another good Christian allegory. Hinds' Feet for High Places did not disappoint. This book will encourage a Christian on their walk and through time of difficulty. The main character in the book is a weak, feeble deformed girl named Much-Afraid and the book tells of her travel from the Valley of Humiliation to the High Places. Without giving too much of the book away, I will say that the thing I liked most about the book was that whenever Much-Afraid was in trouble she simply had to call for the Shepherd and he was always there. The parallel to our lives was that even though every time she called on him, he came, she never called on him immediately, she only remembered to call him in her points of utmost desperation. As I listened, I kept thinking "WHY DOESN"T SHE CALL FOR THE SHEPHERD!!", then I realized how much I do the same thing.