- Paperback: 205 pages
- Publisher: Christian Literature Crusade (January 1, 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0875080774
- ISBN-13: 978-0875080772
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've never heard a more realistic picture of suffering. This little book has had a profound influence on my life. Amy spoke encouraging words to me and expressed my deepest feelings in such a poetic way.
Amy Carmichael, a missionary to young girls in India, suffered a debilitating injury/ illness that confined her to bed. This book grew out of the pain, restless nights, struggles, and frustrations that ensued. She compiled the devotionals (written for the staff and children in her orphanage), correspondence, musings, and journal entries, and poems from that thorny period in the hopes that God would use them to minister to others in similar situations. In other words, she prayed that a rose-- this book-- would grow from the briar patch of her life.
As she experiences the ups and downs of attitude, faith, and energy, honest and poignant observations about the disheartening affects of pain are mixed with metaphors and excerpts of hymns that brightened her day. Each 1-2 page section can be read in any order depending on your current physical and mental state.
This is strong medicine-- meant to be taken in small doses. You will be touched.
Amy balances really well the pain and anxiety of being ill or injured for a long period with continuing to focus on the goodness of God and our place, as believers, to trust Him.
And anger issues we go through. I recommend it highly .
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A favorite go-to for those suffering with long-term or chronic disease. I've given away several and my friends and I feel comforted, understood & encouraged.Published 9 months ago by Deb C
I have just about all of Amy Carmichael's books, and now I'm trying to get as many in e-book format as possible. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Brown
One of my favorites! For an infirmed to informed! Great perspective on suffering!Published 17 months ago by P. D.