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Hinds' Feet on High Places [Reading] ➹ Hinds' Feet on High Places By Hannah Hurnard – Thomashillier.co.uk With over million copies sold, Hinds Feet on High Places remains Hannah Hurnard s best known and most beloved book a timeless allegory dramatizing the yearning of God s children to be led to new heig With overmillion copies on High eBook ✓ sold, Hinds Feet on High Places remains Hannah Hurnard s best known and most beloved book a timeless allegory dramatizing the yearning of God s children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory In this moving tale, follow Much Afraid on her spiritual journey as she overcomes many dangers and mounts at last to Hinds' Feet PDF/EPUB or the High Places There she gains a new name and is transformed by her union with the loving Shepherd Included in this special edition Februaryrelease is Hannah Hurnard s own account of the circumstances that led her to write Hinds Feet, and a brief autobiography Special edition also features a new cover design.

  • Paperback
  • 317 pages
  • Hinds' Feet on High Places
  • Hannah Hurnard
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 0842314296

About the Author: Hannah Hurnard

Hanna Hurnard was on High eBook ✓ a twentieth century Christian author, best known for her allegory Hinds Feet on High PlacesHurnard was born in in Colchester, England to Quaker parents She graduated from Ridgelands Bible College of Great Britain in In she became an independent missionary, moving to Haifa, Israel Her work in Israel lasted years, although she would later Hinds' Feet PDF/EPUB or maintain a home in England as wellHurnard s early writings especially Hinds Feet on High Places and the sequel Mountain of Spices were embraced by the mainstream Christian community, but later on in her life she seems to have departed from orthodoxy.



10 thoughts on “Hinds' Feet on High Places

  1. Shannon Shannon says:

    Almost exactly one year ago, a friend read an excerpt of this book to a group of women In the portion she read, Much Afraid the main character is promised a new name by The Shepherd I asked what name she was given, but my friend merely smiled and told me I should read the book myself From that point on, the book has been in my mental queue, but the time was never right Then last month, someone mentioned the book, heard I hadn t read it and loaned it to me on the spot There s something to Almost exactly one year ago, a friend read an excerpt of this book to a group of women In the portion she read, Much Afraid the main character is promised a new name by The Shepherd I asked what name she was given, but my friend merely smiled and told me I should read the book myself From that point on, the book has been in my mental queue, but the time was never right Then last month, someone mentioned the book, heard I hadn t read it and loaned it to me on the spot There s something to be said for waiting for the right timing in reading a book I have no doubt this was the right time for me to read this book.Hinds Feet on High Places is an allegory I ve found that most allegories, especially Christian ones, are a bit heavy handed While that could be said for this book as well, the underlying sweetness of the storythan compensated for it Hurnard didn t gloss over difficulties in Much Afraid s journey, which made the entire talebelievable, enjoyable and readable.Speaking of readability, the book is a quick read, but I found myself deliberately pausing after chapters in order to ponder the truths laid out One such truth was that our greatest enemies on the path to the high places are internal pride, resentment, bitterness, self pity and fear How often do I sabotage my own efforts for one of these reasons How often do I let fear stop me from trying Or pride stop me from taking the first step If you re looking for a book with crisp, clean writing, you should look elsewhere But if you re looking instead for a book that holds a great many truths, waiting to be pondered, internalized and lived out, Hinds Feet on High Places is a good one to read No matter where you are on your journey, I suspect you will see yourself in these pages I know I am Much Afraid much of the time and this book left me longing to collect stones of remembrance along the way so that I will have the faith and strength to be given a new name or live up to the one I already have

  2. Fergus Fergus says:

    You don t understand spirituality inside and out by being wide eyed, innocent and very Much Afraid For those attempting to scale the high and forbidding heights of insight, after taking the Hind at His word and following Him, sheer brute stamina as well as steady, unremitting endurance are mandatory All of these traits come together perfectly, for example, in the life of the great Georg Wilhelm Hegel.But they don t at all meld in Ms Hurnard s work And the rather fey ungroundedness which susta You don t understand spirituality inside and out by being wide eyed, innocent and very Much Afraid For those attempting to scale the high and forbidding heights of insight, after taking the Hind at His word and following Him, sheer brute stamina as well as steady, unremitting endurance are mandatory All of these traits come together perfectly, for example, in the life of the great Georg Wilhelm Hegel.But they don t at all meld in Ms Hurnard s work And the rather fey ungroundedness which sustain this work, howbeit flimsily, doesn t make the final cut of endurance in Faith to one s end, in real life That takes sheer intellectual fortitudeNow, Hegel was nothing if not strong And if you read him, he will show you how to achieve full salvation and keep your two feet planted firmly on level ground rather than fly off into space with the feyness that Ms Hurnard evinces here.Hegel shows us salvation is primarily the long lasting fortitude of endurance in our faith At the end of his Phenomenology he speaks of the utter crucifixion of the Spirit on the Cross of the Real That s telling it like it is, though it s anything but palatable to most people nowadays.Hegel was continually tormented and simultaneously challenged to go further by the anguish of his intuition of Being eternally colliding with the Nothingness within and around him, and, his students tell us, he developed a terrible stammer his lectures at the end being delivered in a hoarse and barely audible rasp Like Sisyphus carrying his boulder eternally uphill And he died an awful death as a victim of the dread disease, Cholera But he somehow maintained his fervent Lutheran faith to his last gasp.Hannah Hurnard might have portrayed such a rugged ordeal in her ascent of the peaks, but she can t since for her Paradise must be all hearts and flowers In other words, she fingerpaints Her fiction lacks the feeling of being LIVED or being authentically human.I really enjoyed this book, but the problem is simply that Hurnard probably can t portray the self pity of the victimized Much Afraid ever being conquered through gruelling hard work Because it probably never was for her.Hegel did it Simone Weil and Dorothy Day too Why can t she and we readers as well The moral of the story, then, for me, is that the spiritual path takes guts and pain, as well as good intentions.It s true that many converts to religion have been bruised and ill used, and come to the faith in brokennessBut if we can t learn to check our self pity at the gate We may quite simply never make it to the golden peak of the Mountain

  3. Alice Alice says:

    When I first started reading this book I thought it would be too simplistic Even the names of the characters, like Much Afraid and her companions Sorrow and Suffering, seemed to scream spoon fed spirituality As it turned out, I only had 10 minute chunks to read this book in and it allowed me to time to really chew on the story and how I could relate my own life and experiences to it It turned out to be a beautiful meditation of God s love for us and our journey to our own high places This ve When I first started reading this book I thought it would be too simplistic Even the names of the characters, like Much Afraid and her companions Sorrow and Suffering, seemed to scream spoon fed spirituality As it turned out, I only had 10 minute chunks to read this book in and it allowed me to time to really chew on the story and how I could relate my own life and experiences to it It turned out to be a beautiful meditation of God s love for us and our journey to our own high places This version has an afterward written by the author that explains how she came to write this book based on her own experiences and journey with God I didn t find the afterward nearly as compelling as the story, but it was interesting to note her background.I think this is a book I will read multiple times in my life as I endeavor to develop a closer and closer relationship with God

  4. Allison Tebo Allison Tebo says:

    One of those childhood books that will forever leave a hand print upon my life I read this book so many times when I was small, staring at the illustrations, mulling over its words, meditating on their meaning Ever since I was small, I was quick to recognize analogies and entranced by Biblical allegories Before Narnia, there was this book, sinking it s spiritual truths into my heart The story we have all lived from the beginning of time, until the end of time the personal journey of a chil One of those childhood books that will forever leave a hand print upon my life I read this book so many times when I was small, staring at the illustrations, mulling over its words, meditating on their meaning Ever since I was small, I was quick to recognize analogies and entranced by Biblical allegories Before Narnia, there was this book, sinking it s spiritual truths into my heart The story we have all lived from the beginning of time, until the end of time the personal journey of a child who is very Much Afraidto draw closer to a Father and King that loves us.Reminiscent of Pilgrim s Progress, this is a lovely and timeless book that I would recommend to everyone

  5. Leila Leila says:

    This book is for me a beautifully written allegory that touched me deeply and made me think.

  6. LadyCalico LadyCalico says:

    I didn t read this book until I was on old lady and I saw my own story written in every detail in every page, finding understanding of why God expected me to travel such hard roads during my life as a slow learner A must read for every Christian woman, maybe men, too, especially those like me whose lives have been compressed, narrowed, and limited by their fears and worries, for those who value security over growth To paraphrase Beth Moore, we will never find our way to our Promised Land unt I didn t read this book until I was on old lady and I saw my own story written in every detail in every page, finding understanding of why God expected me to travel such hard roads during my life as a slow learner A must read for every Christian woman, maybe men, too, especially those like me whose lives have been compressed, narrowed, and limited by their fears and worries, for those who value security over growth To paraphrase Beth Moore, we will never find our way to our Promised Land until we are willing to step out of our UR Usual Routine

  7. Patrick Patrick says:

    In my opinion, Hinds Feet on High Places is much better than Pilgrim s Progress GASPS Oh, yes This book is much better While Pilgrim s Progress focuses on the Christian journey as a whole, this book focuseson the transformation of self from sinner to saint The part that I really connected withso than the rest of this awesome book was how Much Afraid held the hands of two black cloaked figures Sorrow and Suffering At first, their hands stung and she wanted to scream and get In my opinion, Hinds Feet on High Places is much better than Pilgrim s Progress GASPS Oh, yes This book is much better While Pilgrim s Progress focuses on the Christian journey as a whole, this book focuseson the transformation of self from sinner to saint The part that I really connected withso than the rest of this awesome book was how Much Afraid held the hands of two black cloaked figures Sorrow and Suffering At first, their hands stung and she wanted to scream and get away from them, but eventually she found herself grow stronger This is my favorite allegory If you haven t read it, you should

  8. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    When I hear the phrase Contemporary Christian Fiction, I snort inwardly, blanch, and avoid eye contact Why Because Christians publish books like this Much Afraid s pedantic journey to the kingdom of Love was too much for me to endure After sixty pages of sugary spirituality and stilted attempts at eloquence, I dropped it, feeling victimized and somewhat embarrassed by the religious glurge that had violated my brain I would blame my extreme distaste for this book on its allegorical nature, When I hear the phrase Contemporary Christian Fiction, I snort inwardly, blanch, and avoid eye contact Why Because Christians publish books like this Much Afraid s pedantic journey to the kingdom of Love was too much for me to endure After sixty pages of sugary spirituality and stilted attempts at eloquence, I dropped it, feeling victimized and somewhat embarrassed by the religious glurge that had violated my brain I would blame my extreme distaste for this book on its allegorical nature, but I love Pilgrim s Progress and Animal Farm Perhaps it was the execution that turned me off When you wear the weed of impatience in your heart instead of the flower Acceptance with Joy, you will always find your enemies get an advantage over you Please, stop Up from behind a sand dune close beside her rose the form of her enemy Bitterness He did not come any nearer, having learned a littleprudence, and was not going to make her call for the Shepherd if he could avoid it, but simply stood and looked at her and laughed and laughed again, the bitterest sound that Much Afraid had heard in all her life Hmm Perhaps Hannah Hurnard was an ESL student.Christian authors should attempt to transcend the Contemporary Christian label, as C.S Lewis did with his Chronicles of Narnia, and as Andrew Peterson has done with his Wingfeather Saga Authors in general, should strive towards smooth, well constructed sentences I think I damaged my retinas one star

  9. Angelica Angelica says:

    Every girl needs to read this book And then, every woman needs to read this book We can all relate to Much Afraid s journey, and we can all be blessed, encouraged, and challenged through it And who doesn t need to know that The Shepherd is good and loves us and knows what we need Seriously, it s a must read

  10. Kells Next Read Kells Next Read says:

    Make haste, Beloved, be thou like an hart On mountains spicy sweet And I, on those High Places where thou art, Will follow on hinds feet As close behind the hart, there leaps the roe, So where thou goest, I will surely go.

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