I have read this book for over 25 years. It's probably the most read book in my collection. I read it at least once a year and marvel each time at the lessons I learn and or reinforce in my life. I would more than recommend this book to anyone. I would highly encourage you to not miss the blessings God has to share with you. I buy copies all the time and put a note in the front saying to "Please read and pass on".
What a powerful book! I read it at a hard time in my life and it has been such an encouragement to me! The portrayal of the Shepherd as Christ was done so well! The book was written well and portrayed the struggles of the Christian life so accurately showing the assurance of our Saviour through it all!!!
This story of Much Afraid is one that resonates with most of us in that it brings heart issues up to the surface in such a way that you realize Jesus desires to change them, and indeed, can change them. The character names themselves, Craven Fear, Dismal Forbodings, Mercy and Much Afraid make the story ours. I have recommended this book over and over again, to new believers as well as aged ones and have read it many times myself over the years and made new discoveries each time, and been encouraged each time. It's all about the journey.