Synopses & Reviews
Hinds' Feet on High Places is an allegorical novel by Hannah Hurnard. It is the story of a young woman, Much-Afraid, and her journey away from her Fearing family and into the High Places of the Shepherd, guided by her two companions Sorrow and Suffering. It is an allegory of a Christian devotional life. The title is taken from Habakkuk 3:19, The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.Hannah Hurnard is a twentieth century Christian author born in Colchester, England to Quaker parents. She graduated from Ridgelands Bible College of Great and became an independent missionary, moving to Haifa, Israel. Her work in Israel lasted 50 years.Hurnard's early writings, especially Hinds' Feet on High Places and the sequel Mountain of Spice, were embraced by the mainstream Christian community, but later on in her life she seems to have departed from orthodoxy.