Louise Pearson's Reviews > Beautiful on the Mountain: An Inspiring True Story
Beautiful on the Mountain: An Inspiring True Story
Louise Pearson's review
Aug 13, 2014
This is a fabulous story of what God can do if we put our trust in Him. It opens with Jeannie’s ten year marriage in serious trouble. While her husband looked in wrong places to fix it, she went to Rome, northern Italy, Switzerland, and Germany and in the process found the living truth about God. Six months after she returned, she went with a friend Dan to the mountain farm near the Shenandoah National Park that she got in the property settlement from her divorce. Close to it was an old white shingled Baptist Church with a tin roof and no steeple that had been permanently closed. Still the mountain people seemed to want her to open it. Charlie pointed out the good things about the church: no windows broken, made from local wood, hymnbooks, tiny Communion glasses, and a working piano. She met Pam who told her about a food cooperative that could keep food prices down and helped her go berry picking. Her most urgent need though was to get a place to live. It wasn’t easy to move into a house. When she tried to travel home, her radiator was empty and she needed to borrow a diaper to open up the radiator and get water to fill it. Sometimes she had doubts and thought God didn’t exist, or wasn’t good, or didn’t care about her, but then she remembered His presence in St. Peter’s Square. When the town people wanted her to open the church, she called the rural missions department of Wesley to find courses she could take to help her. She had to depend on God over and over. When she confronted hunters on her property, she reminded them that there were cows roaming and people walking that they might kill. When people dropped in unexpectedly, she learned patience and forbearance. When someone said they had the legal right to the church, he also told her he would rent it to her, but she didn’t need to pay anything. She discounted the statement, but later learned it was true. A piano tuner was stunned when he found their piano was good in spite of having been in a closed building for twenty years. Another time a rattler didn’t strike when she encountered it while praying. Over and over she learned God was taking care of her!
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August 13, 2014 – Shelved
August 13, 2014 – Finished Reading