THEIR YESTERDAYS….A CHRISTIAN NOVEL DEALING ON TWELVE FACETS OF LIFE! A NON-CONVENTIONAL NOVEL! A GOOD READ! 200 PAGES IN PRINT!
• This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Harold Bell Wright.
A little boy crawled under a hedge and saw a little girl, and they became playmates. Then the families moved away, and their paths do not cross again, although their thoughts drift back to each other and those childhood days. Then, as by a common impulse, each is drawn back to the old spot where they first met, and after that they are lonesome no longer.
The novel has no named central characters; the two protagonists are defined only as "the man" and the woman." The action is not chronological. The entire book is a series of flashbacks with each chapter devoted to a broad, theoretical topic like temptation, religion, success, failure, etc. There is very little dialogue and the exact whereabouts of the plot is never revealed. Still under the mastery of Harold Bell Wright, it works! The author of "Shepherd of the Hills" is able somehow to make the abstract diagram a satisfying, rewarding novel that rivals his other works. Why he ever attempted such a non-conventional approach is hard to imagine, but lovers of great literature are awfully glad that he did.
Wright's 12 facets of life are: Occupation, knowledge, ignorance, religion, tradition, temptation, life, death, failure, success and love. A chapter is devoted to each subject. Wright writes about how these items affect a person and define their character. He also expresses his opinion about what they have become in modern life.
Wright was a minister before turning to novel writing full-time, and a lot of what he writes comes across to some readers as sermonizing.
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