Sunday, June 12, 2011

Reading: Crimson Mountain Church Service

A Grace Livingston Hill Book called Crimson Mountain.
(A story about a Single Soldier on furlow, along with his girl friend, who eventually finds Jesus.)

It was not a large handsome church. Just a little old fashioned place that had the air of a good many years ago. The carpet was worn, the seats were a bit narrow and hard, and the windows wore no stained glass. But everything was clean and attractive, and the sun was shining in across the heads of the people, touching them with a sort of glory -look, and there seemed to be loving kindness in every face. The two young people sat down and looked about them wonderingly. What was it that made this simple gathering so different from other types of worshiping places? It seemed as if God was there. As if they could almost see Him, if they could only get the earth mist brushed away from their eyes.

And then the singing! They were not cultures voices, but they had the sweetness and heartiness of voices that were singing from the heart. They both joined in and began to feel a thrill of belonging to this little company of worshipers, worshiping in spirit and in truth.

The minster was young almost like themselves, but he spoke with the deep convicting of one who believed with all his soul what he was saying, and it seemed that all the congregation had brought their Bibles. Someone stepped across the aisle and handed the two young strangers Bibles from a pile in the end of the seat, and they took them and turned over the pages.


  1. Sounds like a beautiful service.. Hope your day ended with good fellowship... God Bless

  2. Grace Livingston Hill really knew how to make mere words come alive as if you were there - looking in on the characters of her books.

  3. Oh Carmen! Oh I can't thank you enough for encouraging us to try Grace Livingston Hill books. They are TREASURES! The Lord is so present in every one of her books I've read so far. I read portions outloud to the family many a day. We smile, we laugh and sometimes we sadly shake our heads because of what we have seen similar.

    Grace Livingston Hill had quite an insight into life from a Christ-life perspective and had keen discernment as well.

    I have 'Crimson Mountain' on the shelf ready to start one day. I'm reading 'Lo, Michael!' at present and am enjoying it greatly. Rebecca is reading 'April Gold' my first completed glh read. So far I've read, 'April Gold', 'Blue Ruin' (Wow. That one hit close with some courtships gone bad this past year, really God's protection!) 'Beauty from Ashes'. (That one ministered to us greatly as well with the crazy year, Marianna just finished it too. And lately I've read 'The Enchanted Barn' (loved the way the leading young lady would make-do, I learned some things I may post soon).

    I found this quote on glh yesterday as I was looking up titles on amazon.

    I loved it so much I put it on twitter on my blog:

    On Grace Livingston Hill:"Through it all, I love her. I yearn for her innocence.I respect her decency.I crave her belief. I envy her peace"

    xxxooo ~Mrs. Amelia

  4. We just went to Powells books in Portland and I purchased 4 GLH books! I'm so excited to read more.

  5. Thank you for sharing this bit, it sounds like a really good book. I was drifting into the story and picturing...anyways...thanks for sharing. Have a great day with those new train trackes. *big smile* Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

  6. Ah, Amelia recommended Grace Livingston Hill books for us to read! My daughter has already read a couple of them! Amazon has some free kindle downloads of her books! Thanks for a new title to read!
    Have a great day!

  7. You were successful. The fish took the bait. You give me just enough that I've just got to read the book. I haven't read any of GLH's books. It sounds like I would enjoy them. Thanks for giving me the hunger for them.

  8. Carmen, you're going to laugh at me - I just realized this title is one of the books I just purchased while at the used book store in Portland! :) I can't wait to read it.

  9. Let me know if you enjoy the story line, Denise. What other titles did you pick up?


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