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Hinds' Feet on High Places (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          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, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world" (John 16:31-33, New Living Translation). 

          All of us in our Christian walks experience a level of pain, discomfort, persecution and all sorts of troubles, but how we react and act to things show and develop Christ in us. If I chose, all the time, to do things my way rather than God's way in my life, I would believe I'd end up bitter, sorrowful, resentful and many negative things that would keep me from Him healing my wounds. But day by day I do those things I believe He'd want me to do. It means laying down who I think and believe I am for His sake, His honor, and His glory.

          I don't know how Hannah came up with this story during her fifty year ministry in Israel. That's not for me to know. What I can say is that it's a truly beautiful story about how the Christian life is lived by those who follow Christ with utter abandonment. I loved this book and will treasure it as I do my own Bible. Thank you, Tyndale for this copy to review!

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