A rural church has been closed for years. It sits abandoned, and a request has been made for it to be re-opened. Poverty is a concern in this area but a spiritual leader’s guidance could unite people. Is an inexperienced person, with no theological training or pastoral experience, really the ideal person to get this rural church open?
This is the conflict in Jeannie Light’s Beautiful on the Mountain. But she isn’t judging someone else – she’s judging herself. While some comparisons have been made between this story and Catherine Marshall’s Christy, Beautiful on the Mountain takes place more recently and lacks the romantic element that Christy has. In Beautiful on the Mountain, Light feels guided to carry on from the smallest, most random circumstances.
Beautiful on the Mountain will appeal to those who are looking for an inspiring read. There is no singular climax, so it will also appeal to those who enjoy a realistic story that resembles real life.
FTC Disclosure: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.