Hind's Feet on High Places: Children's Edition

Hind s Feet on High Places Children s Edition Dian Layton has undertaken to retell Hannah Hurnard s timeless classic in an adaptation that makes it easier for children to understand while at the same time remaining faithful to the original story

  • Title: Hind's Feet on High Places: Children's Edition
  • Author: Hannah Hurnard
  • ISBN: 9781560431114
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dian Layton has undertaken to retell Hannah Hurnard s timeless classic in an adaptation that makes it easier for children to understand, while at the same time remaining faithful to the original story

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    1. Almost exactly one year ago, a friend read an excerpt of this book to a group of women. In the portion she read, Much-Afraid (the main character) is promised a new name by The Shepherd. I asked what name she was given, but my friend merely smiled and told me I should read the book myself. From that point on, the book has been in my mental queue, but the time was never right. Then last month, someone mentioned the book, heard I hadn't read it and loaned it to me on the spot. There's something to [...]

    2. When I first started reading this book I thought it would be too simplistic. Even the names of the characters, like Much Afraid and her companions Sorrow and Suffering, seemed to scream spoon fed spirituality. As it turned out, I only had 10 minute chunks to read this book in and it allowed me to time to really chew on the story and how I could relate my own life and experiences to it. It turned out to be a beautiful meditation of God's love for us and our journey to our own high places. This ve [...]

    3. I didn't read this book until I was on old lady and I saw my own story written in every detail in every page, finding understanding of why God expected me to travel such hard roads during my life as a slow learner. A must-read for every Christian woman, maybe men, too, especially those (like me) whose lives have been compressed, narrowed, and limited by their fears and worries, for those who value security over growth. To paraphrase Beth Moore, we will never find our way to our Promised Land unt [...]

    4. Every girl needs to read this book! And then, every woman needs to read this book! We can all relate to Much Afraid's journey, and we can all be blessed, encouraged, and challenged through it. And who doesn't need to know that The Shepherd is good and loves us and knows what we need?!? Seriously, it's a must read!

    5. Make haste, Beloved, be thou like an hart On mountains spicy sweet; And I, on those High Places where thou art, Will follow on hinds’ feet; As close behind the hart, there leaps the roe, So where thou goest, I will surely go.

    6. It was simply providence that inspired this book. It does not cease to be exact. The author knew just what she wanted to portray. She was able to use the tools she acquired to delightfully array a series of unforgettable, eloquent sentences in an artistic, yet factual manner. The dialect is profound, refined and very beautiful, though in certain areas it can be slightly wordy. The story itself illustrates the beauty of obedience, and the importance of life choices that are produced from the sacr [...]

    7. This is not a bla-bla-book although it is a story but the genuine profound experience the author lived all her life and also while she was visiting Switzerland for a 10-days-holiday. Behind the main character with all her failures, fears and physical defects lies the author herself. The beautiful landscapes through which Much-Afraid is going on her journey and the message that they carry were the same thing Hannah Hurnard was taught by her Shepard seeing the beautiful landscape of Switzerland.Th [...]

    8. ***Updated to correct some details***It was good. The author was giving a much needed message that the Christian path is often a hard and difficult one. Something I think many modern Americans have forgot as we do live in a blessed age.I gave it two stars because of two problems I had with the book.One. The Shepard asks Much-Afraid what would happen if He lied to her. She says that He would never do that. He then again asks what if he did. She then thinks and comes to the conclusion that she wou [...]

    9. When I hear the phrase "Contemporary Christian Fiction," I snort inwardly, blanch, and avoid eye contact. Why? Because Christians publish books like this. Much-Afraid's pedantic journey to the kingdom of Love was too much for me to endure. After sixty pages of sugary spirituality and stilted attempts at eloquence, I dropped it, feeling victimized and somewhat embarrassed by the religious glurge that had violated my brain. I would blame my extreme distaste for this book on its allegorical nature, [...]

    10. This book is a tricky one to judge.The overall writing style is very odd.dish almost, in a very prosaic way, and the book is liberally sprinkled with poetry. For literary merit alone, I wouldn't give this book any awards.The thing that I really did love in parts was the allegory. Some of the metaphoric lessons and concepts were really quite powerful.As a whole, flowing story, though, there was very little to bring everything together. It's often hard to identify what exactly is taking place alle [...]

    11. I know everyone is supposed to love this book, but I found it annoying. Don't tell anyone.

    12. I read this book at my wife's request, who loved it. It is in the genre of Pilgrim's Progress, an allegory of a pilgrim who must journey through the dangers and trials of the Christian life. The biggest difference is that the main character is a female, which gives the book a decidedly different feel. There are many beautiful and convicting parts in the book, although I probably don't identify with the author, as much as a woman might. With that said, my favorite moment of the book was in Ch 4, [...]

    13. This book is a profound little book.Hannah Hurnard writes a very provocative account of little "Much Afraid" and her journey to join the Shepherd in the High Places. This book unashamedly deals with the doubts we face in our Christian walk. When it seems that we are being led in the wrong direction, in the end we have taken the right journey and been made stronger for it. Without the suffering and trials we face, we cannot learn to enjoy the pleasure and beauty of the High Places.

    14. The three stars fit exactly what I felt when reading this book. I simply liked it. It was like comfort food, frankly. Warm, savory, and simple. While there are a lot of great truths in this classic allegorical tale, they are cloaked in a simple story told with eloquent language. While many people abhor allegory, I like it. It paints a powerful visual in my mind that I will forever associate with the truths it illustrates, and I appreciate the imagery and story.My favorite chapter takes place whe [...]

    15. I don't read many allegories but this was such a delight and I can understand why so many people read it multiple times. The story of Much-Afraid and her journey of falling increasingly in love with God as she climbs the mountain is tremendously uplifting and inspirational. Here she is, the fearful Much-Afraid, learning to trust her Shepherd as He transforms her. What is interesting is the significance of encounters with her Shepherd. It is only through the deepening relationship realised by tho [...]

    16. There's a few places I might have some minor theological quibbles (especially in her telling of how the book came to be - it's hard to tell whether it's writerly language/poetic license, or her actually looking for "messages from God" in the flowers/mountains/etc.). However, I see why this book has become so well-loved. It's comforting, challenging, and encouraging. It doesn't quite make five stars on my list, but I have a feeling I'll be re-reading this one in the future.

    17. After completing this book for the third time in about 4 years, these are my conclusions:Is it a little cheesy? Likely. Is the author a Biblical scholar? Unlikely. But for whatever reason, this book is 3/3 on lifting my spirits out of the depths. It is simple and beautiful and trains my heart to endure when circumstances are difficult or confusing. This one is a keeper.

    18. One of the most meaningful and gorgeous books I've ever read. It totally changed my life and my perspective on the things I've been through.

    19. "She had the feeling that somehow, in the very far-off places, perhaps even in the far-off ages, there would be a meaning found to all sorrow and an answer too fair and wonderful to be as yet understood." I liked a lot of things about this book, though it did seem to be about 50 pages too long. I appreciated the prose and the author's vivid descriptions. I also thought it was very poignant that the helpers the Shepherd chooses to assist Much Afraid to the High Places are Sorrow and Suffering. Th [...]

    20. An allegorical account of Much-Afraid and her journey of character transformation. At the beginning of the story, Much-Afraid is haunted by Craven-Fear and Pride. But as she follows the Shepherd and the path he has ordained for her, she learns to appreciate His will for her life through acceptance and surrender. She learns that the things she is terrified of are not a barrier to perfect love who is able to cast out all her fears.

    21. This little book. isazing! I love the allegory in which so much of a christian walk is portrayed in this piece of literature. The main character Much-Afraid has to overcome her fears in order to be with the Good Shepherd on the high places. Once she reaches her final destination her name is changed to Grace and Glory. How true it is-that trials only come to make one stronger. In order to appreciate victory a battle has to be fought. Often times human emotions can be crippling if allowed. However [...]

    22. I have to admit it; I like this children's version even better than the originalHind's Feet on High Places. The pictures are enchanting and the abridgment is quite well done. I have read this aloud several times to some of my younger siblings, and they have always enjoyed it--particularly the illustrations of Pride and Craven Fear, I'm afraid! :) The text may be a little above the heads of pre-school children and too long for the hyper ones, but for slightly older children who still enjoy being [...]

    23. This is a charming allegory of the Christian journey, particularly the Christian's battle against self. Hannah Hurnard is a genius wordsmith, and the twists and turns of the plot, along with her delicate writing style, kept me intrigued. This is an old book (1930s? 40s?), but Hurnard's insight is amazingly relevant. I would especially recommend this to anyone who has the patience for books designed to inspire quiet self-reflection and who can appreciate older writing styles.

    24. I've read this book maybe 4 times now?! It never ceases to bless and challenge me. The theology of Hurnard's later writings went a little sideways, but Hinds Feet and its sequelMountain of Spices have a special place in my heart.

    25. An allegory, beautifully written. Puts me in mind of C.S. Lewis' 'Till We Have Faces, but it is less complex. This is a story/parable for the soul. It would be a lovely gift book.

    26. One of my favourite books ever and that says a lot with the amount of books I read! Absolutely loved it! It impacted on my life in a big way!

    27. A moving story, whose characters we face in our day to day lives. I relate well with it and it was an eye opener. I recommend it to every Christian.

    28. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale for my honest and sincere thoughts on Hannah Hurnard's book she wrote many years ago. With it's updated look and illustrations it's hard not to put this book down at all. I have been reading this book and am amazed by how she wrote this book. I think it's a perfect picture of the Christian walk. John records Jesus saying, "Do you finally believe? But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, l [...]

    29. The beginning of the book starts off with Much Afraid being tormented in the valley with her Fearing relatives. From that point, it was interesting how her journey to the High Places developed. I was a bit bored in the first few chapters after I seemed to understand the flow of her journey; hit a trouble, overcome, then hit another trouble and despair, then overcome. But I decided to slow down my pace and found that I related to many (if not all) the people and situations she encountered, and th [...]

    30. Much-Afraid, who lived in the village of Much-Trembling, desired to serve the Chief Shepherd with her whole heart, but she feared that she fell short of ever pleasing Him. Her feet were deformed which made walking difficult, and her face was disfigured, and more than anything she wanted to be free from things that she felt were holding her back.But those are not the only things holding her back. Her relatives, the Family of Fearings, were always lurking in the Valley…Mrs. Dismal Forebodings, h [...]

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