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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Balboa Press (October 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452500355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452500355
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,941,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By August Goforth on December 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
While not a lengthy read, Jairus' Daughter is nonetheless an intriguing one, and it often strangely feels as if it there were many more pages. There is a mystical thread interwoven throughout, although not everyone may sense it in the same manner, if at all. It seems to defy reality in this and other ways, somehow bringing the lives of many people who lived over many decades into the spotlight for only a few brief minutes; yet I was left with the impression that I had spent hours, days, and even decades with them. This interwoven collection of their lives' tales reminded me of the old black and white Twilight Zone television series, which presented brief vignettes--but as timeless glimpses into intimate moments of the most seemingly innocuous people, who were brought up against unanticipated circumstances that marked and changed them. The author's gentle voice is intricate, unordinary, oddly piercing -- yet as if coming from a great distance -- as it is so often is with mystics. I was also somehow strangely reminded of Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town" as each character steps briefly into the light to show us their hopes and dreams, triumphs and fears, defiance and surrender; then they step away, gone but somehow still sensed somewhere in the wings.

The deeper, vibrant colors of the visible spectrum that glow throughout this book are mainly those that emanate from Sarah, who sees, hears, and feels other dimensions of reality that set her apart from the colorful yet uncompromising existences of family, friends, and even her religious inheritance. This is more than a tale about the New Land of America rising above and eventually overshadowing the Old World, where pre-emigration life was a struggle.
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By Meisma on July 17, 2012
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Jairus' Daughter was not only a great read, it also provoked a lot of thinking. What a great way to think about your own life and the people who have impacted it--not with judgements and recriminations but with the understanding that there are always two sides to every story! If we could all take this view point into our own lives, so many problems and conflicts would just disappear! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Woodenshoe on June 8, 2011
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Jairus' Daughter is a book that, from beginning to end, reflects a vibrant tapestry of life and culture. I did not read this work to get to the end, but to savor the intricacies and the interweaving of lives as the storyteller, Sarah, comes to reflect upon them through her family members' eyes. While the journey for Sarah is the awakening of belief in Christ and the promise of hope and Christ within her heart, it is equally a portrait of her family's daily life and beliefs. She is able to portray the small matters of daily living that eloquently shape the beliefs and attitudes of Sarah's family members. Jairus' Daughter is also the chalice of a child trying to make sense of her father's long illness and death, experienced throughout the book through her eyes, heart, and as a physician, her intellect. In this sense the book serves as powerful testimony to the emotional and ancestral eternity of life. I thoroughly enjoyed Jairus' Daughter as a very readable and meaningful reflection of the mosaic of family, culture and beliefs that are a part of every person's history.

I highly recommend Jairus' Daughter as a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful book and commend Evelyn Weissman on her ability to weave a family tapestry that enlightens the reader's heart.
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More About the Author

Evelyn Weissman is a baby-boomer, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947. After a long and rewarding career as a general surgeon, she decided it was time to tell her story in her first book, "Jairus' Daughter". It is what she calls a "fictional autobiography", the story of a girl born into a traditional Jewish immigrant family who reluctantly follows a spiritual path that leads to Jesus Christ and subsequent conversion from the Jewish faith to the Christian faith.
As a practicing physician, she always felt she led a double life, one focused on scientific fact and traditional medical practice and a second life strongly driven by her connection to things spiritual and numinous. Now retired from the profession of medicine, she is strengthening the spiritual side of her nature and enjoying pursuits in the creative arts as well.


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