Hinds' Feet on High Places

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Who does not wish that they could overcome evil, tribulation, sorrow, and pain, and transform them all for the praise and glory of God? Who does not want to live here on earth on the high places of love and victory as promised by God?

This cannot be done by reliance on ourselves alone. We must lay down our own selfish will and accept the liberation of living according to God's will.

Hinds' Feet on High Places shows us how we can triumph over ...

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Overview

Who does not wish that they could overcome evil, tribulation, sorrow, and pain, and transform them all for the praise and glory of God? Who does not want to live here on earth on the high places of love and victory as promised by God?

This cannot be done by reliance on ourselves alone. We must lay down our own selfish will and accept the liberation of living according to God's will.

Hinds' Feet on High Places shows us how we can triumph over evil and pain, grief and suffering by placing ourselves in the hands of God, who wants to bring all his children to him.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780842314299
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1979
  • Series: Christian Library Series
  • Edition description: Living Books ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 63,068
  • Product dimensions: 4.06 (w) x 6.92 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Hannah Hurnard suffered from many fears and phobias. She even developed a stuttering problem that got worse when she had to speak in front of strangers. By the time she was 19, Hannah was deeply depressed. She even considered suicide, but her fears prevented her. God received the sacrifice of Hannah’s speech problem and used it for His glory. He took away her stuttering, so that she was able to share the gospel with others clearly. The Bible became a treasure and a delight even though she continued to wrestle with a spirit of fear. Over time, however, Hannah found deliverance as she continued to follow the Lord in obedience. Later, she was to write the best selling Hinds' Feet on High Places as a result of her experiences with the Lord. She went to Israel as a missionary to the Jews in 1932, and lived there through the war for independence in 1948. In Israel, she served as a housekeeper in a hospital—a kind of work she had detested before her surrender, but now loved.

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Hinds' Feet on High Places

The Original and Complete Allegory with a Devotional and Journal for Women by Darien Cooper


By Hannah Hurnard Destiny Image Publishers

Copyright © 2005 Hannah Hurnard
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780768422788



Chapter One


Invitation
to the
High
Places


This is the story of how Much-Afraid escaped from her Fearing relatives and went with the Shepherd to the High Places where "perfect love casteth out fear."

    For several years Much-Afraid had been in the service of the Chief Shepherd, whose great flocks were pastured down in the Valley of Humiliation. She lived with her friends and fellow workers Mercy and Peace in a tranquil little white cottage in the village of Much-Trembling. She loved her work and desired intensely to please the Chief Shepherd, but happy as she was in most ways, she was conscious of several things which hindered her in her work and caused her much secret distress and shame.

    In the first place she was a cripple, with feet so crooked that they often caused her to limp and stumble as she went about her work. She had also the very unsightly blemish of a crooked mouth which greatly disfigured both expression and speech and was sadly conscious that these ugly blemishes must be a cause of astonishment and offense to many who knew that she was in the service of the great Shepherd.

    Most earnestly shelonged to be completely delivered from these shortcomings and to be made beautiful, gracious, and strong as were so many of the Shepherd's other workers, and above all to be made like the Chief Shepherd himself. But she feared that there could be no deliverance from these two crippling disfigurements and that they must continue to mar her service always.

    There was, however, another and even greater trouble in her life She was a member of the Family of Fearings, and her relatives were scattered all over the valley, so that she could never really escape from them. An orphan, she had been brought up in the home of her aunt, poor Mrs. Dismal Forebodings, with her two cousins Gloomy and Spiteful and their brother Craven Fear, a great bully who habitually tormented and persecuted her in a really dreadful way.

    Like most of the other families who lived in the Valley of Humiliation, all the Fearings hated the Chief Shepherd and tried to boycott his servants, and naturally it was a great offense to them that one of their own family should have entered his service. Consequently they did all they could both by threats and persuasions to get her out of his employment, and one dreadful day they laid before her the family dictum that she must immediately marry her cousin Craven Fear and settle down respectably among her own people. If she refused to do this of her own free will, they threatened to use force and compel her.

    Poor Much-Afraid was, of course, overwhelmed with horror at the mere idea, but her relatives always terrified her, and she had never learned to resist or ignore their threats, so she simply sat cowering before them, repeating again and again that nothing would induce her to marry Craven Fear, but she was quite unable to escape from their presence.

    The unhappy interview therefore lasted a long time, and when finally they did leave her for awhile, it was already early evening. With a surge of relief, Much-Afraid remembered that the Chief Shepherd would then be leading his flocks to their accustomed watering place beside a lovely cascade and pool on the outskirts of the village. To this place she was in the habit of going very early every morning to meet him and learn his wishes and commands for the day, and again in the evenings to give her report on the day's work. It was now time to meet him there beside the pool, and she felt sure he would help her and not permit her relatives to kidnap her and force her to leave his service for the dreadful slavery of marriage with Craven Fear.

    Still shaking with fear and without pausing to wash the tears from her face, Much-Afraid shut the door of the cottage and started off for the cascade and the pool.

    The quiet evening light was filling the Valley of Humiliation with a golden glow as she left the village and started to cross the fields. Beyond the river, the mountains which bounded the eastern side of the Valley like towering ramparts were already tinged with pink, and their deep gorges were filled with lovely and mysterious shadows.

    Through the quiet and peace of this tranquil evening, poor, terrified Much-Afraid came to the pool where the Shepherd was waiting for her and told him of her dreadful plight.

    "What shall I do?" she cried as she ended the recital. "How can I escape? They can't really force me to marry my cousin Craven, can they? Oh!" cried she, overwhelmed again at the very thought of such a prospect, "it is dreadful enough to be Much-Afraid, but to think of having to be Mrs. Craven Fear for the rest of my life and never able to escape from the torment of it is more than I can bear."

    "Don't be afraid," said the Shepherd gently. "You are in my service, and if you will trust me they will not be able to force you against your will into any family alliance. But you ought never to have let your Fearing relatives into your cottage, because they are enemies of the King who has taken you into his employment."

    "I know, oh, I know," cried Much-Afraid, "but whenever I meet any of my relatives I seem to lose all my strength and simply cannot resist them, no matter how I strive. As long as I live in the Valley I cannot escape meeting them. They are everywhere and now that they are determined to get me into their power again I shall never dare venture outside my cottage alone for fear of being kidnapped."

    As she spoke she lifted her eyes and looked across the Valley and the river to the lovely sunset-lighted peaks of the mountains, then cried out in desperate longing, "Oh, if only I could escape from this Valley of Humiliation altogether and go to the High Places, completely out of reach of all the Fearings and my other relatives!"

    No sooner were these words uttered when to her complete astonishment the Shepherd answered, "I have waited a long time to hear you make that suggestion, Much-Afraid. It would indeed be best for you to leave the Valley for the High Places, and I will very willingly take you there myself. The lower slopes of those mountains on the other side of the river are the borderland of my Father's Kingdom, the Realm of Love. No Fears of any kind are able to live there because 'perfect love casteth out fear and everything that torments.'"

    Much-Afraid stared at him in amazement. "Go to the High Places," she exclaimed, "and live there? Oh, if only I could! For months past the longing has never left me. I think of it day and night, but it is not possible. I could never get there. I am too lame." She looked down at her malformed feet as she spoke, and her eyes again filled with tears and despair and self-pity. "These mountains are so steep and dangerous. I have been told that only the hinds and the deer can move on them safely."

    "It is quite true that the way up to the High Places is both difficult and dangerous," said the Shepherd. "It has to be, so that nothing which is an enemy of Love can make the ascent and invade the Kingdom. Nothing blemished or in any way imperfect is allowed there, and the inhabitants of the High Places do need 'hinds' feet.' I have them myself," he added with a smile, "and like a young hart or a roebuck I can go leaping on the mountains and skipping on the hills with the greatest ease and pleasure.

    "But, Much-Afraid, I could make yours like hinds' feet also, and set you upon the High Places. You could serve me then much more fully and be out of reach of all your enemies. I am delighted to hear that you have been longing to go there, for, as I said before, I have been waiting for you to make that suggestion. Then,' he added, with an. other smile, "you would never have to meet Craven Fear again."

    Much-Afraid stared at him in bewilderment. "Make my feet like hinds' feet," she repeated. "How is that possible? And what would the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Love say to the presence of a wretched little cripple with an ugly face and a twisted mouth, if nothing blemished and imperfect may dwell there?"

    "It is true," said the Shepherd. "that you would have to be changed before you could live on the High Places, but if you are willing to go with me, I promise to help you develop hinds' feet. Up there on the mountains, as you get near the real High Places, the air is fresh and invigorating. It strengthens the whole body and there are streams with wonderful healing properties, so that those who bathe in them find all their blemishes and disfigurements washed away.

    "But there is another thing I must tell you. Not only would I have to make your feet like hinds' feet, but you would have to receive another name, for it would be as impossible for a Much-Afraid to enter the Kingdom of Love as for any other member of the Fearing family. Are you willing to be changed completely, Much-Afraid, and to be made like the new name which you will receive if you become a citizen in the Kingdom of Love?"

    She nodded her head and then said very earnestly, "Yes, I am."

    Again he smiled, but added gravely, "There is still one thing more, the most important of all. No one is allowed to dwell in the Kingdom of Love, unless they have the flower of Love already blooming in their hearts. Has Love been planted in your heart, Much-Afraid?"

    As the Shepherd said this he looked at her very steadily and she realized that his eyes were searching into the very depths of her heart and knew all that was there far better than she did herself. She did not answer for a long time, because she was not sure what to say, but she looked rather flinchingly into the eyes which were gazing at her so penetratingly and became aware that they had the power of reflecting what they looked upon.

    She could thus really see her own heart as he saw it, so after a long pause she answered, "I think that what is growing there is a great longing to experience the joy of natural, human love and to learn to love supremely one person who will love me in return. But perhaps that desire, natural and right as it seems, is not the Love of which you are speaking?" She paused and then added honestly and almost tremblingly, "I see the longing to be loved and admired growing in my heart, Shepherd, but I don't think I see the kind of Love that you are talking about, at least, nothing like the love which I see in you."

    "Then will you let me plant the seed of true Love there now?" asked the Shepherd. "It will take you some time to develop hinds' feet and to climb to the High Places, and if I put the seed in your heart now it will be ready to bloom by the time you get there."

    Much-Afraid shrank back. "I am afraid," she said. "I have been told that if you really love someone you give that loved one the power to hurt and pain you in a way nothing else can."

    "That is true," agreed the Shepherd. "To love does mean to put yourself into the power of the loved one and to become very vulnerable to pain, and you are very Much-Afraid of pain, are you not?"

    She nodded miserably and then said shamefacedly, "Yes, very much afraid of it."

    "But it is so happy to love," said the Shepherd quietly. "It is happy to love even if you are not loved in return. There is pain too, certainly, but Love does not think that very significant."

    Much-Afraid thought suddenly that he had the most patient eyes she had ever seen. At the same time there was something in them that hurt her to the heart, though she could not have said why, but she still shrank back in fear and said (bringing the words out very quickly because somehow she was ashamed to say them), "I would never dare to love unless I were sure of being loved in return. If I let you plant the seed of Love in my heart will you give me the promise that I shall be loved in return? I couldn't bear it otherwise."

    The smile he turned on her then was the gentlest and kindest she had ever seen, yet once again, and for the same indefinable reason as before, it cut her to the quick. "Yes," he said, without hesitation, "I promise you, Much-Afraid, that when the plant of Love is ready to bloom in your heart and when you are ready to change your name, then you will be loved in return."

    A thrill of joy went through her from head to foot. It seemed too wonderful to be believed, but the Shepherd himself was making the promise, and of one thing she was quite sure. He could not lie. "Please plant Love in my heart now," she said faintly. Poor little soul, she was still Much-Afraid even when promised the greatest thing in the world.

    The Shepherd put his hand in his bosom, drew something forth, and laid it in the palm of his hand. Then he held his hand out toward Much-Afraid. "Here is the seed of Love," he said.

    She bent forward to look, then gave a startled little cry and drew back. There was indeed a seed lying in the palm of his hand, but it was shaped exactly like a long, sharply-pointed thorn. Much-Afraid had often noticed that the Shepherd's hands were scarred and wounded, but now she saw that the scar in the palm of the hand held out to her was the exact shape and size of the seed of Love lying beside it.

    "The seed looks very sharp," she said shrinkingly. "Won't it hurt if you put it into my heart?"

    He answered gently, "It is so sharp that it slips in very quickly. But, Much-Afraid, I have already warned you that Love and Pain go together, for a time at least. If you would know Love, you must know pain too."

    Much-Afraid looked at the thorn and shrank from it. Then she looked at the Shepherd's face and repeated his words to herself. "When the seed of Love in your heart is ready to bloom, you will be loved in return," and a strange new courage entered into her. She suddenly stepped forward, bared her heart, and said, "Please plant the seed here in my heart."

    His face lit up with a glad smile and he said with a note of joy in his voice, "Now you will be able to go with me to the High Places and be a citizen in the Kingdom of my Father."

    Then he pressed the thorn into her heart It was true, just as he had said, it did cause a piercing pain, but it slipped in quickly and then, suddenly, a sweetness she had never felt or imagined before tingled through her. It was bittersweet, but the sweetness was the stronger. She thought of the Shepherd's words, "It is so happy to love," and her pale, sallow cheeks suddenly glowed pink and her eyes shone. For a moment Much-Afraid did not look afraid at all. The twisted mouth had relaxed into a happy curve, and the shining eyes and pink cheeks made her almost beautiful.

    "Thank you, thank you," she cried, and knelt at the Shepherd's feet. "How good you are. How patient you are. There is no one in the whole world as good and kind as you. I will go with you to the mountains. I will trust you to make my feet like hinds' feet, and to set me, even me, upon the High Places."

    "I am more glad even than you," said the Shepherd, "and now you really act as though you are going to change your name already. But there is one thing more I must tell you. I shall take you to the foot of the mountains myself, so that there will be no danger from your enemies. After that, two special companions I have chosen will guide and help you on all the steep and difficult places while your feet are still lame and while you can only limp and go slowly.

    "You will not see me all the time, Much-Afraid, for as I told you, I shall be leaping on the mountains and skipping on the hills, and you will not at first be able to accompany me or keep up with me. That will come later. However, you must remember that as soon as you reach the slopes of the mountains there is a wonderful system of communication from end to end of the Kingdom of Love, and I shall be able to hear you whenever you speak to me. Whenever you call for help I promise to come to you at once.

    "At the foot of the mountains my two servants whom I have chosen to be your guides will be waiting for you. Remember, I have chosen them myself, with great care, as the two who are most able to help you and assist you in developing hinds' feet. You will accept them with joy and allow them to be your helpers, will you' not?"

    "Oh, yes," she answered at once, smiling at him happily. "Of course I am quite certain that you know best and that whatever you choose is right." Then she added joyfully, "I feel as though I shall never be afraid again."

    He looked very kindly at the little shepherdess who had just received the seed of Love into her heart and was preparing to go with him to the High Places, but also with full understanding. He knew her through and through, in all the intricate labyrinth of her lonely heart, better far than she knew herself. No one understood better than he, that growing into the likeness of a new name is a long process, but he did not say this. He looked with a certain tender pity and compassion at the glowing cheeks and shining eyes which had so suddenly transformed the appearance of plain little Much-Afraid.

    Then he said, "Now you may go home and make your preparations for leaving. You are not to take anything with you, only leave everything in order. Do not tell anyone about it, for a journey to the High Places needs to be a secret matter. I cannot now give you the exact time when we are to start for the mountains, but it will be soon, and you must be ready to follow me whenever I come to the cottage and call. I will give you a secret sign. I shall sing one of the Shepherd's songs as I pass the cottage, and it will contain a special message for you. When you hear it, come at once and follow me to the trysting place."

    Then, as the sun had already gone down in a blaze of red and gold, and the eastern mountains were now veiled in misty mauve and grey, and the shadows were lengthening, he turned and led his flock away toward the sheepfolds.

    Much-Afraid turned her face homeward, her heart full of happiness and excitement, and still feeling as though she would never be frightened again. As she started back across the fields she sang to herself one of the songs from an old book of songs which the Shepherds often used. Never before had it seemed to her so sweet, so applicable.


"The Song of Songs," the loveliest song,
The song of Love the King,
No joy on earth compares with his,
But seems a broken thing.
His Name as ointment is poured forth,
And all his lovers sing.
Draw me—I will run after thee,
Thou art my heart's one choice,
Oh, bring me to thy royal house,
To dwell there and rejoice.
There in thy presence, O my King,
To feast and hear thy voice.
Look not upon me with contempt,
Though soiled and marred I be,
The King found me—an outcast thing—
And set his love on me.
I shall be perfected by Love,
Made fair as day to see.

(Cant. 1:1-6)


She walked singing across the first field and was halfway over the next when suddenly she saw Craven Fear himself coming toward her. Poor Much-Afraid: for a little while she had completely forgotten the existence of her dreadful relatives, and now here was the most dreaded and detested of them all slouching toward her. Her heart filled with a terrible panic. She looked right and left, but there was no hiding place anywhere, and besides it was all too obvious that he was actually coming to meet her, for as soon as he saw her he quickened his pace and in a moment or two was right beside her.

    With a horror that sickened her very heart she heard him say, "Well, here you are at last, little Cousin Much-Afraid. So we are to be married, eh, what do you think of that?" and he pinched her, presumably in a playful manner, but viciously enough to make her gasp and bite her lips to keep back a cry of pain.

    She shrank away from him and shook with terror and loathing. Unfortunately this was the worst thing she could have done, for it was always her obvious fear which encouraged him to continue tormenting her. If only she could have ignored him, he soon would have tired of teasing and of her company and would have wandered off to look for other prey. In all her life, however, Much-Afraid had never been able to ignore Fear. Now it was absolutely beyond her power to conceal the dread which she felt.

    Her white face and terrified eyes immediately had the effect of stimulating Craven's desire to bait her. Here she was, alone and completely in his power. He caught hold of her, and poor Much-Afraid uttered one frenzied cry of terror and pain. At that moment Craven Fear loosed his grasp and cringed away.

    The Shepherd had approached them unperceived and was standing beside them. One look at his stern face and flashing eyes and the stout Shepherd's cudgel grasped in his strong, uplifted hand was more than enough for the bully. Craven Fear slunk away like a whipped cur, actually running from the village instead of toward it, not knowing where he was going, urged by one instinct alone, to find a place of safety.

    Much-Afraid burst into tears. Of course she ought to have known that Craven was a coward and that if only she had lifted her voice and called for the Shepherd, he would have fled at once. Now her dress was torn and disordered, and her arms bruised by the bully's grip, yet that was the least part of her distress. She was overwhelmed with shame that she had so quickly acted like her old name and nature, which she had hoped was beginning to be changed already.

    It seemed so impossible to ignore the Fearings, still less to resist them. She did not dare look at the Shepherd, but had she done so she would have seen with what compassion he was regarding her. She did not realize that the Prince of Love is "of very tender compassions to them that are afraid." She supposed that, like everybody else, he was despising her for her silly fears, so she muttered a shamed "thank you."

    Then, still without looking at him, she limped painfully toward the village, weeping bitterly as she went and saying over and over again to herself, "What is the use of even thinking of going to the High Places? I could never reach them, for the least little thing is enough to turn me back."

    However, when at last she reached the security of the cottage she began to feel better, and by the time she had drunk a cup of tea and taken her evening meal she had recovered so far that she was able to remind herself of all that had happened there beside the cascade and the pool Suddenly she remembered, with a thrill of wonder and delight, that the seed of Love had been planted in her heart. As she thought of it, the same almost intolerable sweetness stole over her, the bittersweet, indefinable but wholly delightful ecstasy of a new happiness.

    "It is happy to love," said little Much-Afraid to herself and then she repeated: "It is happy to love." After putting the cottage in order for the night, because she was utterly tired out with all the conflicting emotions of that strange day, she went to bed. Lying there before falling asleep, she sang over and over again to herself another of the lovely songs from the old song book.


O thou whom my soul loveth,
Tell me where thou dost feed,
And where thy flocks at noonday
To rest and browse dost lead.
For why should I
By others be,
And not by thee?
O fairest among women,
Dost thou indeed not know?
Then lead my little flocklet
The way that my flocks go;
And be to me,
As I to thee,
Sweet company.

(Cant. 1:7, 8)


    Then she fell into a heavy, dreamless sleep.



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Table of Contents

Preface to the Allegory xi
Part 1 "Weeping may endure for a night"
Chapter 1 Invitation to the High Places 3
Chapter 2 Fearing Invasion 25
Chapter 3 Flight in the Night 39
Chapter 4 Start for the High Places 47
Chapter 5 Encounter with Pride 65
Chapter 6 Detour Through the Desert 76
Chapter 7 On the Shores of Loneliness 90
Chapter 8 On the Old Sea Wall 106
Chapter 9 Great Precipice Injury 118
Chapter 10 Ascent of the Precipice Injury 136
Chapter 11 In the Forests of Danger and Tribulation 148
Chapter 12 In the Mist 164
Chapter 13 In the Valley of Loss 181
Chapter 14 The Place of Anointing 193
Chapter 15 The Floods 211
Chapter 16 Grave on the Mountains 225
Part 2 "Joy cometh in the morning"
Chapter 17 Healing Streams 235
Chapter 18 Hinds' Feet 241
Chapter 19 High Places 253
Chapter 20 Return to the Valley 265
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    When I first read this book, it was while I was a prisoner in the TDCJ system. I looked at the book, and right away put it into my locker. I didn't want to read it. However, the inevitable happened...we had our lock-down. With no movement of any kind, and nothing to do, I went ahead and took the book out of my locker and began to read it. I have to tell you that I laughed, cried, and at times was extremely excited...my cellie kept asking me what was going on. I told him he just need to read the book, but he preferred to draw.During that lock-down, I read the book over and over again.
    Now that I am out, I have repurchased the book as my original I left with another prisoner. Today my wife and I read a few pages every day as a type of devotional. We laugh, cry, and are very eager to turn each page. It's more than just a book, it is about us, and we can relate to it as we walk along on our daily journey.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Inspiring!!!

    Hannah Hurnard's simple Christian allegory entitled Hinds Feet On High Places is a book that I will always treasure. It makes you see the Christian faith in a new and wholesome way, and experience the joys and pain of Much-Afraid, a girl like so many humans who is learning how to love and obey God, no matter the sacrifices. This book is one of the best I have ever read, and I don't know how many times I have reread it because I love it so much. A must read!!!!

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    A blessing! Read with someone else, especially your child.

    I read this on my own, and could hardly put it down. It gave me pictures of myself and how I needed to trust the Lord.

    I read it with my daughter who was 13 at the time and we discussed the many life lessons that it reflected on the journey of the young lady Much Afraid. We cried together, laughed and were totally blessed in a unique way. I will never forget her journey how she escaped her tormentor's and the rescue of the Lord time and again. The ending was really neat. I recommend it often.

    I can never seem to keep a copy, because I am always giving it to someone.

    You won't be disappointed. Enjoy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Will not download properly

    Crashed my nook twice. have spent all day reloading all books. not worth the hassle. did not know this could even happen. thought every download woould be o.k.---- not with this publisher. won't download again from this publisher. barnes and noble gives you a number to call the publisher and let them know the problem, but only open on business hours monday thru friday 1-717-532-3040 please call and make sure they have corrected the problem before you buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2008

    the message in this book never grows old

    I first read this book when I was a new Crhristian back in 1974. I loved it then as it was so very helpful on beginning my walk with God. Now I am at least 30 years older and am going to read it for the third time. I have over the years recommended it to many Christians struggling with their walk in the Lord and will continue to recommend it. I love the names of the charcters and how Much Afraid learns to put them in their proper place and how she learns what we must all learn - that the Shepherd must come first in our life and that He is only a call away!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Soothing for the soul...

    This is a book that each time you read it you learn something new!
    It is relative to anyone who reads it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    I have owned this book now for 27yrs+. The pages are yellow but,

    I have owned this book now for 27yrs+. The pages are yellow but, whenever I need some uplifting in my life this is the book I go to. It is a must have....Enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    This book was suggested to me by my grief therapist. I had just lost my 6yr old son to cancer after a 6 month battle. I am a firm believer in God, but of course with a situation like losing my baby I question(ed) everything. I was questioning my faith. This book took me through my son's journey with cancer. I believe he was "Much Afraid". I believe that the angels were walking him through many trials, to the valley of the shadow of death, and then to "High Places". I can also see myself in "Much Afraid" with angels by my side, accompanying me through very difficult situations. This was the perfect read for me at the perfect time.

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  • Posted November 17, 2010

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    Very Inspiring.

    This was a very inspiring read for me. It strengthened my faith and trust in the Lord.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2010

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    Hinds Feet in High Places

    A book that allows me to think deeply regarding facing fears and moving forward with the purpose of which i was created.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Hinds Feet on High Places

    One of my absolutely favorite books. I have given this book as a gift over a dozen times as a spiritual guide in learning to cope with the journey of life and to keep suffering in perspective. We all need a guide through the valleys and this book gives a wonderful view of the purpose of the journey on the way to the promised land. There is a wonderful edition out now that includes additional resources alongside the story for contemplation as you read the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

    Hinds' Feet on High Places--An Allegory

    You must be in the mood to read the book; however, I believe it is a story that applies to all of us at one time or another. We can relate to the main character and desire to aspire to her goals as she does. It relates even to our everyday lives because it is an allegory. It's a good book to keep around to refer to when one is down or has a friend going through a rough period.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    Read over and over again

    This book is a must read. It has been a rock in my struggles. I repeat Habukkuk 3:18 19 often like most do Psalms.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2006

    New Outlook on my early Christian Walk

    I just finished reading Hinds Feet on High Places. We read this in our church in our Bible Study Class. This book could not have come at a better time in my life. It has changed my attitude about everything. Not too mention the fact, that it has also had a big impact on my husbands life as well. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2005

    A Delight in Anybody's Books

    A quick and deceptively easy read, this book ranks among the truly great books ever written. In an allegory of simple clarity and delightful word-pictures, the author follows Much-Afraid on her epic journey. Reminiscent of John Bunyon¿s Pilgrim¿s Progress, this book shows the author¿s own unique touch and personality in prose that has a poetic quality to it. Read it for the sheer beauty of language. But read it also for the beauty of the story with its amazing picture of love. Perfect for reading aloud, the lyrical quality of the language delights the ear. This is a book with much to recommend it. It deserves a place among your most treasured volumes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2005

    amazing

    i read this book a couple years ago and have never quite forgotten it the picture of heaven hurnurd paints in this book is so inspiring and one that you will never forget and the lessons it teaches is an amazing one that almost anyone can apply to their life and their walk with the lord

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    AWESOME story!

    Hinds' Feet on High Places was one of the best books I have ever read! It's so exciting to watch Much-Afraid's journey with the Shepherd...it mirrors our own lives and our daily struggles with faith. I would highly recommend this book to everyone both young and old!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2005

    oh yes!

    My mother read this book to me when I was around the age of 7 or 8. Now, I am 14 and I am re-reading it. i would suggest this book for everyone of every age!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2004

    Awesome book

    I love this book. It was given to me by my sister 10 years ago when I was having trouble making a life changing decision. It touched me deeply. I've re-read it & each time it fits the situation I'm going through. Everyone should read this wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2004

    What an uplifting book this is!!!

    I read this book a couple of years ago and the Lord has put it on my heart to read it again. I came online to this web site to find out where to get it. I can't wait to read it again. It definitely deepens ones faith and it surely can make your walk stronger.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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