22/04/2004

In This Mountain

Another episode in the American town of Mitford, by Jan Karon.

The book features Father Tim, a retired Episcopalian priest, and his wife Cynthia who is a successful writer of children's books. Father Tim is restless in retirement, and considering spending some time working in Tennessee in a short-term mission. But he's also battling diabetes, and trying to find the last two siblings for his adopted son Dooley. Meanwhile he continues to work with and pray for various people in the parish.

This book covers Tim's growing reliance on God, and the need to continue surrendering everything, but this is presented in a low-key way amongst village incidents and lightly humorous moments. Although complete in itself, I'd recommend reading others in the series first. See 'On Diabetes, Depression and Divine Direction' for a longer review.

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