Amy was inspired to write this book by reflecting that most books of comfort for sick people are written by the well and so they miss the mark. Thus, from her own personal experiences she has gathered a priceless treasury of helpful thoughts for those who are ill.
“From they brier shall grow a rose for others.” Letters written originally to the Dohnavur Fellowship Invalids’ League, but now shared with any ill who care to have this rose from our brier.
Amy Carmichael was the eldest daughter of a large Christ-cenered family in Millisle, Ireland. She was impressed at an early age that “nothing is important but that which is eternal.” This understanding proved to be a foundation for her service to the Lord among the mill workers of Ireland, the Japanese briefly, and then in India where she began her ministry to children in 1895 and where she remained until her death in 1951.