Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Review: Mindful of Him

About the Book:

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.

About the Author:

On a cold February day in 1928, Hollis Hughes was born in a ramshackle house  with no insulation, plumbing, or electricity. Growing up on a farm during the Great Depression, Hollis spent his youth chopping wood, tending the family farm, milking cows, and tending to livestock. Following college graduation, Hollis worked as a high school teacher and counselor for 38 years, and operated a successful rhododendron nursery.

When Hollis’ wife developed Alzheimer’s disease in 1988, he spent the next twelve years taking care of her. Today, Hollis is retired from education. He is a fly fisherman, hiker, and gardener. He is a member of the American Camellia Society,  and a lifetime member of the Birmingham Botanical Society. Hollis and his wife, Lera, make their home in Alabama.

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My review of the Book:

We are constantly on a journey in our lives.  Sometimes it may be the case where you are not aware until you reach the end.  Joining Rob on his journey through the spiritual, emotional and physical you live through his ups and down and in many ways it allows you to focus on your own life and your own journeys.

Although many of us may not have lived through the pain Rob has endured and not in a position to just pack up and leave.  We can live through Rob and see that you will not be put through anything that you can not endure and always remember there is a light on the other side.  We need to keep fighting and looking for that light and this will help us get through the batches of darkness that we come across in our lives.

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I received a book for review purposes, but the views are  100% my own and not influenced in any way!

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