Friday, November 24, 2017

Book Review: Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard, Illustrations by Jill DeHaan and Rachel McNaughton

This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read. This review is also for adults since it reaches out to adults, also.

Much-Afraid is called on a journey to receive hinds' feet on high places (based on Habakkuk 3:19). She cannot believe God would send her on such a journey to get to those places by going through many difficult courses to get there. God travels with her for awhile and then he sends two companions to travel with her, although Much-Afraid does not start off liking the idea of traveling with them because of their names. God knows best though and Much-Afraid gets used to traveling with them and are glad that they are there with her. Along the way readers will be able to visualize Much-Afraid's journey through the illustrations, write information in memorial stones, color some small designs off to the sides of the pages, and color some pages at the end of book.

I was reminded through this book that God's ways are mysterious and often beyond our human thinking. I like that even though God went away for awhile that he did it in a way that Much-Afraid could know he was there and that he was always with her. I also liked that God gave Much-Afraid a new name that matched the work he did with her and that she would need at the high places he was sending her. I learned that at first people might not be happy with who God pairs them up to travel with on a spiritual journey (and people may feel the same way about traveling with them), but people can get used to each other and bond even though they are very different from each other.

I think this version of the book I read is different from some other versions out there which includes different places in the book to color. I think it probably reaches out to many age groups, children and adults alike.

My Review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing it.

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