8/4/12

Mindful of Him by Hollis Hughes



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.

Actually, I am only part way through this book, and I'm not completely sure that I will finish it.  It has some potential, and I'm hoping that Rob will find a personal relationship with Jesus on his trip down the river.  I haven't made it that far yet.  Mindful of Him is very reflective and philosophical.  Rob spends a large portion of the book alone and wrestling with questions about meaning and life.  Unfortunately so far I have found it very slow moving.  In life a person's journey toward truth and self-growth often takes much time and self-reflection, so in that it is very realistic.  It just isn't my preferred style of book, especially during the fast-paced summer that I'm having.  Check out some other reviews here, and if I do finish it, I'll be sure to post an update!

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.  

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