The Whinburg Township Amish - Book 6
While a young Dokterfraa learns to heal the body, the Great Physician heals the heart ...
With Henry Byler now engaged to an Englisch woman, Sarah Yoder is doing her best to find peace, treating the members of her Old Order Amish community with all the skill an herbalist-in-training can muster. Since Henry never joined church, they could never have been anything but cordial neighbors, anyway. The solution is to keep busy. Her son Simon is back from the ranch in Colorado. Her sister-in-law Amanda needs a little help in the matchmaking department. And more and more members of the church are seeking her help.
When Henry comes to her for a cure to heal his sensitive hands before his success as a potter is jeopardized, Sarah must do all she can to stifle the longing in her heart. As his friend, she must also be painfully honest about this new plan of his—to be filmed for a reality show called Shunning Amish. Will the cost to the community be too high?
The Great Physician is able to heal any hurt—only He has the power to change an impossible situation and bring people back to Himself. But Sarah has to wonder whether it might already be too late, with Henry's wedding only weeks away…
This is the second edition. First published by Hachette FaithWords in 2015.
Balm of Gilead
In the ancient world, a tree known as Balm of Gilead, or the Mecca balsam, provided healing balsamic oils. In the new world, a species of poplar tree possesses similar properties and is also known as Balm of Gilead. Its fragrant, sticky buds are harvested and infused with oil to make a salve for the treatment of skin conditions. In plant lore, poplars are considered to be protective trees, which may be why the Amish and Englisch alike plant them as windbreaks in fields and along roads. There is also a belief among ancient peoples that in the whisper of the poplar tree’s leaves, you can hear the still, small voice of God.