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Eople are written by the well and so they miss the mark Thus from her own personal expe. Rose from Brier is a collection of letters by Amy Carmichael She wrote these letters specifically for those who are ill and she wrote them while she was ill and in significant pain She said in the introduction to the book If I had waited till the harrow had lifted perhaps a less tired mind would have found a better way But then the book would have been from the well to the ill and not from the ill to the ill which I think is what it is meant to be a rose plucked straight from the brierThere is something especially precious about reading encouraging words from someone who is in the thick of physical pain and suffering On my hard days I was grateful to read her letters to those who are ill

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Riences she has gathered a priceless treasury of helpful thoughts for those who are ill. I read this during a period of long term illness when I was or less confined to bed as was Amy Carmichael What a great encouragement Definitely an attitude adjustment in how you see yourself and your illness in the grand scheme of God s purposes I have since given this book to several of my friends with various illnesses Highly recommend

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Amy was inspired to write this book by reflecting that most books of comfort for sick p. Something in a sufferer wants one who understands This little book is just that from a sufferer to a sufferer It s not mere commiseration If it were it would be worse than useless Every sufferer knows it s easy to go further down It s little comforts a uote from another author a phrase from a Bible verse poetry that joins so many thoughts from the author s life and experience each chapter is like a little letter or article saying the little things that mean so much to someone in pain This book is just what I wanted several years ago when I went through major surgery and recovery When the tiredness is too great for large books and long chapters but a hurting heart and body need encouragement those are found within these pages One caveat Amy Carmichael criticizes the text of More Love to Thee If she had only followed the thought to its conclusion she would have had no reason for criticism and had she known the pain filled life of the author I think she would never have done it She certainly would have been given no excuse


10 thoughts on “Rose from Brier

  1. says:

    This book was given to me by a friend who is chronically ill so it meant a lot to me I read one chapter almost every morning and came away encouraged The author sometimes used language that was a little lofty but the insights into inescapable pain were reassuring especially the thought that he who made the green vitality of spring can also turn our autumn decay into gold Similarly can he who loved us to the

  2. says:

    Amy Carmichael is one of my heroes She founded an orphanage in India died in 1951 yet the orphanage thrives today I am paralyzed and confined to my bed as Amy was for the twenty years of her life She wrote dozens of books during that time This

  3. says:

    Something in a sufferer wants one who understands This little book is just that from a sufferer to a sufferer It's not mere commiseration If it were it would be worse than useless Every sufferer knows it's easy to go further

  4. says:

    Rose from Brier is a collection of letters by Amy Carmichael She wrote these letters specifically for those who are ill and she wrote them while she was ill and in significant pain She said in the introduction to the book If I had waited till the harrow had lifted perhaps a less tired mind would have found a better way But then the book would have been from the well to the ill and not from the ill to the ill w

  5. says:

    This book was prompted when Amy received some literature for sick people but didn't really get anything from them Then she

  6. says:

    This book really helped me get through anxiety PTSD Amy Carmichael understood that the well cannot help the sick but only the sick can comfort the sick I recommend this book of encouraging letters and thoughts to anyone who feels burdened by their physical andor mental illnesses that bring us to our lowest point It's refreshing to know someone else understood what I am going through and that God brings healing through these situ

  7. says:

    I read this during a period of long term illness when I was or less confined to bed as was Amy Carmichael What a great encouragement Definitely an attitude adjustment in how you see yourself and your illness in the grand scheme of God's purposes I have since given this book to several of my friends with various i

  8. says:

    Great for someone who is ill and what's to know God can still use them

  9. says:

    This book helped encourage me through many painful nights God truly spoke through Amy in this book

  10. says:

    This is honest true tough love from a sufferer to those suffering It isn't for those merely curious or interested

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