06 August 2012

Mindful Of Him by Hollis Hughes, Book review

Publisher: WinePress Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1414120713


'Mindful of Him' is a tale of heartbreak and triumph set in the 1950s. Separated from his young wife, and with both of his parents recently deceased, Rob McLain sets off on an adventure for which he has longed since childhood.

Travel with Rob as his journey not only takes him to beautiful places, but also crosses his path with influential men who help him through his loneliness. 
Five months into the trip, Rob has a moonlight encounter that changes his life forever and overwhelmingly convinces this young skeptic that God is indeed mindful of him! Through it all, he receives answers to life's deepest questions. What does he learn? What happens to his wife? Do they get back together? Does he make it back safely?

Find the answers to these questions and others dealing with faith, creation, nature, and more in Mindful of Him, which will keep you reading long after you had planned to turn out the lights.

Mindful of Him was inspired by the writings of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, the giant of 20th Century Christian philosophers "Mindful of Him was inspired by the writings of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, the giant of 20th Century Christian philosophers."

My thoughts:

'Mindful of Him' is a spiritual journey as well as an adventure of traveling in the wilderness and experiencing deep human emotions.
Author Hollis Hughes believes God has provided each one of us with a perfect partner, our soul mate,  our equal in every way. You will find yourself drawn to this interesting storyteller as he introduces an amazing cast of characters!

Rob McLain faces trials and troubles in his young life, the first being the death of his parents. Later when he marries his dream girl, he discovers his dreams are not hers though...
When a silly argument causes an accident and they separate, Rob loses his faith and decides to pursue a childhood dream. He sells his family farm and follows the nearby river to find its actual source.

Hollis Hughes excels as he narrates Rob's journey, first by boat then hiking and richly describes the colourful beauty of Mother Nature and the amazing people who live by it. Each one brings an answer to our protagonist's many questions.

In the end, Rob travels for months following his quest ultimately to come to the the conclusion God is very much in control and very much in his life.

Beautifully written, this novel is set in the 1950's by a Master Storyteller!
Mindful of Him is a story with a message that needs to be heard!
Well worth every one of  5 stars rating and an absolute keep for your family library!

About the Author:

Hollis Hughes' personal story is as interesting as his book!

It begins like this: 'On a cold February day in 1928, Hollis Hughes was born in a ramshackle house in an isolated rural area with no insulation, plumbing, or electricity...

A retired teacher, he is an avid fly fisherman, hiker, and gardener. He is a current member of the American Camellia Society, a lifetime member of the Birmingham Botanical Society, a former member of the American Rhododendron Society, and is in the process of registering a cold-hardy hybrid camellia. Hollis and his wife, Lera, attend Mount Zion Baptist Church and make their home in Alabama on twenty-one acres of woodland where he has lived for the past 51 years.,

Be sure to read (here) the rest of the story!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like another great book! Interesting read about the author too! I love colorful people with colorful lives because it helps to make our world so beautiful!!
    Thank you for stopping by my place and making me smile!!


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