Herb of Grace

Herb of Grace

Book 4 in the Whinburg Township Amish series

Medicinal herbs have been part of the human experience for thousands of years, as evidenced by the multitude of folk names some of them have collected. When I was researching the Whinburg Township novels, I realized that people often summed up some spiritual property in certain herbs through the names they gave them, and the idea for this series was born. In each novel, the folk name reflects a healing property in the herb itself. But going a little further, God can begin a similar healing process in the spirit if we only allow Him the time and the room to do it.

“Herb of grace” is the folk name for rue, a bitter and astringent herb used in small quantities for ailments of the digestive system. And as we know, rue is also a verb meaning to be sorry for something one has done in the past. But there is a world of difference between ruing one’s mistake and coming to that place of repentance where God’s grace can begin its healing work...

About the Book

While a young Dokterfraa learns to heal the body, the Great Physician heals the heart …

After the loss of her husband, Sarah Yoder is doing her best to provide a home where her family and members of her Old Order Amish church can find fellowship and friendship. But it’s getting more and more difficult to make ends meet—until the local Dokterfraa, or herbal healer, makes a startling suggestion: Could she begin training as a healer? Sarah is thrown into a dilemma—caring for others could take her away from home, yet she must be willing to take the place where God wants her.

Whether she agrees to train as an herbalist or not, it appears that her family is splintering. Her stepson Simon wants to move out west to find work. Her youngest, Caleb, is spending far too much time over at the tumbledown home of Henry Byler, who left the church long ago. Henry inherited the family farm and has returned—under protest—never suspecting that God has been waiting for him there all this time.

When Sarah takes her first case, she discovers that the heart can be scarred as deeply as the body. As she compiles her herbs, she waits for God to do his healing work: In a man who rues a harsh decision. In a lonely prodigal who has lost everything. And maybe even in a herbalist-in-training who firmly believes she will never love again …

Series: The Whinburg Township Amish, Book 4
Genre: Amish Fiction
Publisher: Moonshell Books, Inc.
Publication Year: August 26, 2020
ISBN: 9781950854080
List Price: 14.99
eBook Price: 4.99
“Herb of Grace is filled with spiritual insights and multilayered storylines. At times readers will be chuckling and other times, misty eyed as the book unfolds.”
“Adina Senft's latest novel provides a wonderfully entertaining read while imparting wisdom that will feed the soul.”
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