Mindful of Him is a tale of heartbreak and triumph set in the 1950s. Separated from his young wife, and with both of his parents recently deceased, Rob McLain sets off on an adventure for which he has longed since childhood. Travel with Rob as his journey not only takes him to beautiful places, but also crosses his path with influential men who help him through his loneliness. Five months into the trip, Rob has a moonlight encounter that changes his life forever and overwhelmingly convinces this young skeptic that God is indeed mindful of him!
Through it all, he receives answers to life’s deepest questions. What does he learn? What happens to his wife? Do they get back together? Does he make it back safely?
Find the answers to these questions and others dealing with faith, creation, nature, and more in Mindful of Him, which will keep you reading long after you had planned to turn out the lights. Mindful of Himwas inspired by the writings of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, the giant of 20th Century Christian philosophers.
Meet Hollis Hughes:
On a cold February day in 1928, Hollis Hughes was born in a ramshackle house with no insulation, plumbing, or electricity. Growing up on a farm during the Great Depression, Hollis spent his youth chopping wood, tending the family farm, milking cows, and tending to livestock. Following college graduation, Hollis worked as a high school teacher and counselor for 38 years, and operated a successful rhododendron nursery.
When Hollis’ wife developed Alzheimer’s disease in 1988, he spent the next twelve years taking care of her. Today, Hollis is retired from education. He is a fly fisherman, hiker, and gardener. He is a member of the American Camellia Society, and a lifetime member of the Birmingham Botanical Society. Hollis and his wife, Lera, make their home in Alabama.
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While Rob physically seeks the spring that gave the river life, he spiritually seeks the one that gave us all life. He questions if there even is a God and struggles with his doubt and trying to understand how his life could have taken such a horrific turn in a short period of time. He battles this inner turmoil along the way and lies awake at night torturing himself with his thoughts. He dreams of his wife Beth and feels her presence with him, while miles away she’s feeling the exact same thing because of their connection.
Does Rob find the peace he seeks? Is there resolution in his life for the two most important relationships he struggles with; God and his wife Beth? It’s an amazing journey you will be thrilled to take with Rob to discover the answers. You will cry with him and cheer at his triumphs along the way.
This is truly a remarkable novel that my words cannot possibly do justice for. Hughes writes with a depth that displays life experience and a familiarity with pain and tragedy that enables him to breathe life into several one of a kind characters. Anyone who has ever struggled with doubt, pain or loss will relate to this story and find comfort in its pages.