I’ve been doing book reviews for a bit now, getting new to me books from book review programs for free! Yeah, it’s pretty sweet to get free books on the condition of providing a review!
But I’ve been thinking, there are quite a few other books I’d love to share with you, and I don’t have to go anywhere to get them, because they are already on my shelf!
After all, a book doesn’t need to be new to be noteworthy.
So which book first?
When life got hard, this is the book I’d grab.
Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hunnard
The book to remind me of God’s faithfulness when I couldn’t see Him, the book to remind me that all things happen for a purpose, the book to remind me that as long as love is growing in my heart, I’m ok, and no matter what pain comes my way, I can trust the Shepard.
Hinds’ Feet is not like a lot of books you may be familiar with. It’s fiction, but it isn’t just a simple story. It is an allegory that speaks about key truths that can change your life.
Allegories are not for everyone, but they have always spoken to deep places in me, and this one has brought me to tears, and to my Lords feet, over and over and over.
It begins with a young woman, named Much-Afraid, oh but didn’t I always identify with poor little Much-Afraid, with the limp and the twisted mouth, loving the Shepard so much but feeling so unworthy.
The Shepard comes to Much-Afraid and calls her to a great journey up into the High-Places, and plants His love in her heart. It will be a hard path, but it is a beautiful journey, that ends in a valley and a grave before the morning dawns.
I really don’t know how to speak about it clearer than that! Except that it really shows how joy and peace can come from suffering and sorrow.
If you think that the allegorical nature of this book might be for you, then I can’t recommend it enough.
I hope it blesses you!
Joy Aletheia Stevens
Disclaimer: This book was not provided by anyone for Review. Actually I’ve had it so long I don’t remember perfectly where I got it, but I think it was off of my Great Grandmothers Bookshelf after she went to glory! This post contains an affiliate link, for more about affiliate links and other policies please see the Policy Page.