Out to Canaan

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Out to Canaan

Out to Canaan Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford the little town with the big heart whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members

  • Title: Out to Canaan
  • Author: Jan Karon John McDonough
  • ISBN: 9780786558131
  • Page: 497
  • Format: MP3 Book
  • Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members.

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    1. Christian Singer on said:

      I love Jan Karon's wit. Her characters are so real I feel like I know them, like I live in Mitford. The affable, bumbling goofball Father Tim delights me. "He wanted to say something to her, something to let her know that having her beside him meant the world to him, meant everything. 'I'm going to buy us a new frying pan today.' he said. . . . He hadn't meant to say that. He hadn't meant to say that at all!" (page 51) He ruined a romantic moment with unintended humor, just one example of his bu [...]

    2. Winter Sophia Rose on said:

      Heartwarming, Encouraging & Refreshing! An Uplifting Read! I Loved It!

    3. Laura on said:

      The 4th book in this beloved series. The fact that I have now read four books in the saga of Mitford and Father Tim Kavanagh is testament to the fact that I love these books. Father Tim is one of my all time favorite characters in literature. This loving servant of God tries so hard to be the good shepherd of his charming, lovable, sometimes exasperating "sheep". In this episode Father Tim is rapidly approaching retirement and he struggles to tie up some rather frustrating loose ends before he l [...]

    4. Kelly on said:

      I'm going to write the same thing for the entire series. It's a syrupy sweet old fashioned read which does not demand anything of the reader. Many find the series feel good, and there are some sparkles of true conflict here and there, but mostly it's about the mundane daily plight of a vicar who finds love later in life and saves people - emotionally and physically. If you like the first in the series, keep reading because you will be comforted by the characters and will want to see who is added [...]

    5. Jennifer on said:

      This Mitford series becomes more touching, fun and readable as I go along.

    6. Teri-K on said:

      This book wouldn't mean much to someone who hasn't read the earlier ones, but it's quite good otherwise. Two big story lines are included - Esther's competition for mayor and the selling of Fernbank. I'll admit that part always feels a little too "innocent" for me. Who would try to sell a property like that without getting an impartial appraisal? I grew up in a very small town and church, still we had attorneys and people who were smart about business. These folks come across like kindergartners [...]

    7. Toni on said:

      I read this book, and the entire series, quite a while ago; but I recently started listening to them on audio. I'd forgotten how wonderfully written they are, with wit and humor sprinkled throughout. They're also so calming to listen to when you need to just "chill." Enjoy.

    8. Anna on said:

      05.2011 Number four, continuing on. I just can't say how much I love these books. Simplicity. Love. Heartache. Stress. Worry. Blessings of God in the midst of everything. If you haven't read this series, you should! 06.2013 Loved it all over again. Now I have to get my hands on the next one. ;)

    9. Tawny on said:

      What a wholesome series! Favorite lines:1. "He who is not impatient is not in love" (29).2. "Perhaps almost anyone could love . . . it was the loving back that seemed to count for everything" (32).

    10. Diana on said:

      Absolutely delightful fourth book of the series, and even a little mystery thrown in. Great reda, great series!

    11. Craig on said:

      Always nice to spend some time in Mitford. While there is not much of a plot to move these books forward, each feels like time well-spent with family and friends. I especially enjoyed reading about a snow-filled Christmas Eve as I was lounging at home on Christmas Eve with snow outside my window!

    12. Elaine on said:

      # 4 in the "Father Tim" "Mitford" series; I had previously read this in book format; This one is on audio.It's once again time for Cynthia's annual tea party and the dreaded armoire has to be moved. Max Stroupe is running for mayor against the incumbent Ester Cunningham and folks are none-too-happy about it. He's planning barbecues and other events as part of his campaign tactics and talking change which some residents want while others don't. Longtime Mitford residents Joe Ivy, the barber and h [...]

    13. Joyce on said:

      Public library copy. Mitford series #4. So far I have loved every book in the series. Out to Canaan covers the final year before Father Tim's retirement. The story is full of twists and turns. The man is busier helping people than ten people! And if it can happen, it happens to him :) Difficulties and roadblocks, the stuff of real life.What can I say? The writing is superb, the characters are indelibly etched in the reader's mind, and there is never a dull moment in Mitford. I highly recommend t [...]

    14. Joy Gerbode on said:

      Love this series of books, and this one really had me wanting to know the outcome even though I've read them before, it was over 10 years ago, so I've forgotten. This one dealt with facing life changes, and was very encouraging to me, as that's where I am in life as well.

    15. Anne Maddox on said:

      "If there were a tax on joyhe'd be broke." So much to love about this one!

    16. Connie Himmelberger on said:

      This is a "feel good" book. Enjoyed listening to it at the end of my day ride homw.

    17. Kelly on said:

      This is my favorite Mitford book so far. Lots of ups and downs, but this is an example of how God can save, and soften even the hardest heart. Wow!

    18. Chris on said:

      THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY**# 4 in the "Father Tim" "Mitford" series; (view spoiler)[It's once again time for Cynthia's annual tea party and the dreaded armoire has to be moved. Max Stroupe is running for mayor against the incumbent Ester Cunningham and folks are none-too-happy about it. He's planning barbecues and other events as part of [...]

    19. Terry on said:

      We have definitely fallen in love with another series. Seems we have been introduced to many new friends in this wonderful little village. Once again we are absolutely delighted by "The Mitford Years" series by Jan Karon as we enjoyed every moment of "Out To Canaan". The town, the people, the charm and the spirituality weaved through the whole story. It will fill your heart. Mitford would be a wonderful place to escape to as we face the challenges of our everyday life. How we would love to strol [...]

    20. Kate on said:

      I think this may be my favourite of the Mitford books (at least of the ones I've read thus far!). It's a beautiful continuation of the story of Father Tim and all the citizenry of Mitford. I feel like I *know* these characters, and I definitely love them, even though they aren't really real. I think the Mitford books represent what is best about all of us: the ability to band together in communities and just love on each other.4.5 stars(I feel that I must also give a 'shout out' to the performer [...]

    21. William on said:

      Easing along through one of my favorite series. I found a new quote to add to my mental list of quotes; and realized that I need to be more diligent to write these down somewhere consistent. “Suppose for a moment that God began taking from us the many things for which we have failed to give thanks. Which of our limbs and faculties would be left? Would I still have my hands and my mind? And what about loved ones? If God were to take from me all those persons and things for which I have not give [...]

    22. Angelica Taggart on said:

      I love this series -- there is a sense of peace that runs through each book, even behind the tension of the character's lives - and a gentle reminder to me to rely more fully on the Divine.Another reader wrote "why hasn't PBS picked this up as a series?" I agree. I've been listening to the first 4 on CD - great reader! A friend lent me the 5th in paperback. I'll miss Father Tim on my car rides, and will probably finish the book a lot faster. I'm glad there are a lot of books in the series -- I'd [...]

    23. Anne Dramko on said:

      As always, Jan Karon makes us feel so close to her characters, and in this case she also helps us to find hope in an often strange and conflicting world. "The prayer that never fails" was spot-on.Other nuggets"All your circumstances are in the hand of God, so never think it strange concerning the circumstances you're in" There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person, and it never can be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God"

    24. Tracy on said:

      When these books first came out and I started reading them, I had recently moved into a small town. So twenty years later, it is even more poignant reading when I think about being able to call from Colorado when my transmission went out, and having the bank say, write a check and we'll cover it, when we take bake goods to people who are having trouble, when farmers come together to harvest fields for someone who can't can really happen

    25. Melody Cook on said:

      Why do I keep returning to Mitford? I'm not the biggest fan of this series, yet there is something comforting about returning to the town. I can't keep up with the characters (even after 4 books), yet I get excited anytime Rose comes up. They're too long, yet I keep placing holds on the audiobooks at my local library. Mitford is Mitford: expect no more and no less from this book.

    26. Lena Morrison on said:

      The description said this was the best Mitford novel by far. I would disagree, but I did enjoy the book.There is so much growth in this story. Yet I read it scattered and not all at once, so I cannot remember everything that happened.All I know is that this is a great story for all those who truly enjoy Mitford.

    27. Hannah on said:

      Mitford books take me forever to get through (I read them at such a leisurely pace), but I always set them down with a contented sigh and a resolve to pick up the next one. The mayoral election, Buck's conversion and Absalom's death were some of the more memorable moments from volume 4.

    28. S on said:

      Charming, easy read. Perfect for right before bed. The characters aren’t perfect people, but the gentle rhythm of the rector’s involvement keeps the content from being so heavy that it stays with you.

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