The Valley of Vision

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

”Why do you choose such a title as The Valley of Vision for your book” said my friend; “do you mean that one can see farther from the valley than from the mountain-top?” This question set me thinking, as every honest question ought to do. Here is the result of my thoughts, which you will take for what it is worth, if you care to read the book. The mountain-top is the place of outlook over the earth and the sea. But it is in the valley of suffering, endurance, and self-sacrifice that the deepest visions of the meaning of life come to us.
I take the outcome of this Twentieth Century War as a victory over the mad illusion of world-domination which the Germans saw from the peak of their military power in 1914. The united force of the Allies has grown, through valley-visions of right and justice and human kindness, into an irresistible might before which the German “will to power” has gone down in ruin. (From the Preface)

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface MaryAnn
Play 01 01 - A Remembered Dream MaryAnn
Play 02 02 - The Antwerp Road MaryAnn
Play 03 03 - A City of Refuge MaryAnn
Play 04 04 - A Sanctuary of Trees MaryAnn
Play 05 05 - The King's High Way MaryAnn
Play 06 06 - Half-Told Tales MaryAnn
Play 07 07 - The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France MaryAnn
Play 08 08 - The Hearing Ear MaryAnn
Play 09 09 - Sketches of Quebec MaryAnn
Play 10 10 - A Classic Instance MaryAnn
Play 11 11 - Half Told Tales - Fantasia MaryAnn
Play 12 12 - Salvage Point MaryAnn
Play 13 13 - The Boy of Nazareth Dreams MaryAnn