Monday, May 26, 2014

Beautiful on the Mountain: An Inspiring True Story by Jeannie Light & David Aikman (Foreword)

Book Description:  If you enjoyed the classic novel Christy and the bestselling Mitford series, then you’ll love Beautiful on the Mountain, a real-life tale about serving God in unlikely circumstances. In 1977, Jeannie Light left her fine plantation home amid heartbreak and came to Graves Mill, a tiny hamlet in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Alone in an utterly new kind of life, Jeannie was determined to find the courage to make a fresh start.

To Jeannie’s surprise, she found herself called upon by her new neighbors to open the old, deteriorated country church, a place that had once united the fractured community of mountain folk. With no training, and no small amount of trepidation, she undertook the task. And as she embarked on an unforeseen series of adventures, from heartbreaking to hilarious, Jeannie would learn more than she ever expected about faith, loving your neighbor, and doing the work that God sets in front of you. Because sometimes, God calls us to go where there is no path . . . and leave a trail.

My Thoughts:  I loved the book, Christy by Catherine Marshall so I was quite interested in reading Beautiful On the Mountain by Jeannie Light.
Jeannie writes a true tale of her life serving God on the Mountain.
This read is somewhat like Christy in that it's about a young woman who leaves a great family and wealth to go to a place where she is needed.
Jeannie writes about heart ache and faith, hardship and friendship, love and courage. 
This read is also about people uniting for the good of the community.  Some great life lessons in this read!
Jeannie finds that she has more inner strength than she ever thought possible.  She is out to undertake a task that she feels she has no training for but, yet, God always gives us training for the task He leads us into for the time that we are to travel into unknown territory and leave a trail where no trail exists.
A wonderful read full of grace for the task and courage for the unknown.
*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (June 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141438713X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414387130

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