Monday, November 16, 2009
Answer HINDS FEET IN HIGH PLACES...The question was "What is your favorite book?"
I have loved Hannah Hurnard's allegory HINDS FEET IN HIGH PLACES for many (many ) years. It is the story of a young girl, named Much Afraid in her journey to walk with the Shepherd and to grow her relationship with Him. The Shepherd gives her two companions for her journey: Sorrow and Suffering. Much Afraid is sure that these two will never be of any help to her on any journey! As the young girl with the crippled feet and twisted deformed mouth begins her journey and her relatives and fellow village people come out to discourage her, Much Afraid learns that songs she's learned from the Shepherd help to keep her focus away from her relatives the Fearings, from the discouraging Pride and Resentment and a host of others who would fight to keep her in the Valley of Humiliation which was her home.The Shepherd tells her at one point that she sould become a singer so that the words of the village people and relatives won't have such a strong impact upon her.Those words were such a strong message to me as a young person, that I too began to sing. I have been singing ever since: singing for my Lord! The journey continues to the High Places where the Shpeherd has promised Much Afraid that she one day will have feet like the deer: like HIS. Far from the end of the story, the arrival in the High Places is the beginning of a new adventure, BACK to the Valley. I am reading this book again for the x -number dozenth time and loving it a if I'd never read it
Amazon offers a large number of copies and versions of HINDS FEET. There is a children's study version which I have used for a nightly study for our children. It too is fabulous and I recommend HINDS FEET to everyone !
UPDATE: YOu can find HINDS FEET at