Hinds' Feet on High Places is Hannah Hurnard's best-known and best-loved book, a beautiful allegory dramatizing the yearning of God's children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory.
Follow Much-Afraid on her spiritual journey through difficult places with her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering. Learn how Much-Afraid overcomes her tormenting fears as she passes through many dangers and mounts at last to the High Places. There she gains a new name and then returns to her valley of service, transformed by her union with the loving Shepherd.
This edition of Hinds' Feet on High Places includes two special sections: Hannah Hurnard's own account of the circumstances that led her to write Hinds' Feet on High Places and a brief autobiography of the author's life as told in the book Hearing Heart.
©1986 Hannah Hurnard; (P)1995 Blackstone Audiobooks
Having read this story in print several times, I was expecting to enjoy hearing and was delighted to discover that the narrator was Nadia May, not the person listed in the catalog. Her voice matches perfectly what I would imagine the author's voice would sound like. This is one of the finest devotional stories ever written. Hannah Hurnard's sequel, "Mountains of Spices", carries on the story after the heroine gets her "hinds' feet" and returns to help lead others out of the Valley. Maybe someday Audible will get rights to that too. Meanwhile, enjoy this heart-warming story of how little MuchAfraid learns to follow the Shepherd up to the Mountains of the Realm of Love.
I think every one who seeks to walk with God ought to read this book. The author weaves scripture throughout this allegory, and if you study the Bible throughout life you will recognize bits and pieces of the Word interwoven in the story.
This version is almost twice the length of the other one available on Audible because it has about 2 hours worth of biographical information about Hannah Hurnard which is after the story. The biography is itself interesting.
I would note that Ms. Hurnard's later works are frequently criticized for embracing some unbiblical principles. However I cannot find anything in this effort that seems to deviate from God's word. It is a beautiful story, and is frequently recommended to persons who find themselves experiencing sorrow and pain in their life. The book basically is a great picture of how sorrow and suffering can be great companions in helping us walk more intimately with God. I fear this may not encourage many readers.
Additionally, this seems to be a book that many men within the church are completely unfamiliar with. This saddens me, it seems too many men believe that female Christian authors only discuss subjects that are of interest to women. I have found this to be generally untrue. The inspiration for this work comes primarily from Song of Solomon, Psalm 18, and the book of Habakkuk. I have also found relevant passages from Exodus, 1 Peter, the book of Ruth, and various sections from the prophet Isaiah.
I should also point out that I rather enjoyed the narrator. I see the narrator has a great many books on Audible, and that they cover a variety of subjects. (not just a bunch of Christian books) I would definitely be interested in other books read by Nadia May.
Uplifting, insightful and inspiring
Much Afraid. I can truly relate to her.
Her voice fits the story.
The Shepherd because He is Hope.
I loved reading the book, now I love listening to it. I will listen to this one again and again. Thanks for making it available on Audible!
Well written and pleasing reader. Beautiful imagery and encouraging message. For anyone facing difficult circumstances, it is a must. For those wanting to grow in their spiritual journey, it provides inspiration.
Spirit filled with lessons to live by. I love the journey this book takes you on, teaches that we are not perfect nor do we need to be for God to love love us. For God see us as we will be not as we are.
This book, Hinds' Feet on High Places, is a precious book that teaches us to see things that are trying to take us away from God in a clearer light, calling them exactly what they are, such as Craven Fear and the Fearing Relatives. It also teaches us to stop and give glory to God at times when He triumphantly brings us through tough times. It is a humbling and honest portrait of the Christian life well lived.
I love this book, and have read it many times, and ordered it because I thought it might be nice to have it read to me. I can not listen to it. The narrator sounds like she has a terrible cold, and I start feeling sick just listening to her. After every sentence there are long pauses where you just imagine her catching breath and swallowing lumps of mucous. Sorry. I can't put up with that. I wish I would have listened to the preview prior to buying. A lesson learned. Always listen to the 'preview' prior to purchasing so you know you can stand the voice. Very Sad. What a way to ruin a wonderful classic.
One of the best!
The training of sacrifice through all things comes through so well with warmth and willingness to serve the Sheppard.
Much afraid. So true for all those learning to give freely and without fear.
How easily could you sacrifice your very being?
I would love to meet the author. A most amazing woman!
I've tried several time to read the book but it couldn't hold my attention. Listening to the audible version read in an English accent by a woman really brought this book to life for me. It encouraged me in so many ways as I too am "Much Afraid!" I will now use the Hinds Feet in High Places Devotional and cannot wait to really learn and apply the lessons I heard Much Afraid learn in the book.
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