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.
Once I finished the book I realized that I really liked it. For me, it was kind of hard to get in to in the beginning. Rob spends so much time inside his own head and speaks in ways that most people don’t. I know that the book is set in the 1050′s but the things that Rob says to people, even complete strangers like the woman in the diner is just sort of out there for me. He tends to go overboard with his speech and I had a hard time getting into that.
I feel like the premise of the story is wonderful. Rob setting out to find himself and the things that he deals with along the way as well as the other characters in this story are fantastic. In the beginning he blamed himself for something horrific and he had to figure out a way to deal with that. He had to search for God while finding himself. And that makes for a wonderful story.
I think you’ll really like this book but it does take some time to really get into it, in my opinion. I’d like to read more books by Hollis Hughes and see how they compare to Mindful of Him.
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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.
Learn more about Hollis by visiting http://www.winepresspublishing.com/authors/hollis-hughes
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Mindful of Him as a member of the Litfuse Blog Tour.