Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar.
Little description: Before Christ called her daughter . . .
Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.
No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?
Genre: Christian Fiction/ Romance
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
This story touched my feelings. I must admit, I never give much thoughts to the woman Jesus healed, the woman with an issue of blood, and what Tessa Afshar did in her writing was amazing and eye-opener. Never cared for the story of that woman, but after the read it made me think that she had her story and her share of pain.
The author wrote this book the best story I have ever read infusing together her details with the details from the Bible.
The story follows Elianna, the Jewish girl, whose trouble started with the death of her youngest brother. She was there and she couldn’t protect him from the bee. If only she helped him faster, he wouldn’t die. Tangled in the world of condemnation and fatherly disapproval, she tries to keep living by helping the father with the textile trade. It seems the black streaks of bad events keep happening in her live, that brought a huge stress upon her health, leaving her ill, unclean, without hope, without family, until she meets the man called Jesus for Nazareth… In one touch of the hem of His garment she was made whole again.
PS. Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.