You could read a nonfiction book, expertly written, about the faithfulness of God. Or you could read about his faithfulness in a story, and you would feel like you’d lived it, like you’d followed a character as they encountered God’s faithfulness again and again, over the span of a journey.
Which is to say, you could read a nonfiction book, expertly written, about the faithfulness of God, or you could read Hinds’ Feet on High Places.
An allegory written in the style of Pilgrim’s Progress, this book follows Much-Afraid, as she leaves her home valley to climb, with the Shepherd, to the high places. This is a slow and wandering book, filled with beautiful imagery and powerful scenes.
This edition, too, is filled with lovely watercolor and mixed-media illustrations. It also includes an essay by the author on the writing of the story, as well as a biographical sketch of author and missionary Hannah Hurnard. My eleven-year-old and I both loved this book, and it’s one I plan to re-read (lingeringly) every few years.
Hinds’ Feet on High Places is a helpful reminder that, though we are in one particular part of our own journey and cannot see far ahead or behind us, we are in the care of One who knows the whole thing start to finish. He has given us what we need for now.
Hinds’ Feet on High Places
Hannah Hurnard; Jill De Haan, Rachel McNaughton (1955)
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