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Book Review: Hinds' Feet on High Places

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Written in 1955, Hinds' Feet on High Places is an allegorical tale which recounts Much-Afraid's journey to be closer to the Shepherd. Hannah Hurnard writes this story to illustrate the mountains and valleys of a Christian's walk. As Much-Afraid encounters trials and tribulations, she must learn to accept that life will not be perfectly easy and must fully rely on the Shepherd to guide her through. As she endures each obstacle, she is being refined and is growing into who God created her to be. When she overcomes each of these trials, Much-Afraid becomes closer to the High Places. 


A few years ago, I read this book for the first time. At the time, I did not fully appreciate it, nor fully enjoy it. Although this probably had to do with the fact that I was reading it for school, I wish that I had taken more time to dig into the meaning of this book. Hurnard's ability to weave such a beautiful tale while also connecting to the Christian's walk is astounding. There ar…