You met Melanie on Tuesday when she shared something she treasures with us and again on Thursday when she shared some thoughts on invisible vs transparency, well today we're spotlighting Melanie's book, One Touch A Woman's Journey to Wholeness....
Melanie Purifoy was intrigued by her recurring thoughts of the woman in the Bible who touched the hem of Christ’s garment and was healed. Like this ailing woman, she knew what it felt like to search for answers for her own failing health. Melanie began to wonder what this woman of over 2000 years ago might have lived through and what her life’s journey may have been. The more she contemplated the possibilities, the less the two roads seemed different. The essence of her story is that we are all the same; our love, triumphs, hardships, and sufferings. Hence the story of Rebekah.
From her life in Bethany as a young girl to her fateful meeting with Jesus many years later, Rebekah’s tale follows an accurate timeline of the New Testament. The story explores the possibilities of how her life may have become enmeshed with others who are seeking the truth about this King of Kings born during their lifetime. Set in the 1st century, this historical fiction weaves very plausible lives into some very interesting, but vaguely described characters of the Bible.
Melanie draws from her own experience as a two-time cancer survivor. After being diagnosed with invasive cancer she began a one-day-at-a-time healing path to recovery. Her own miracle brought into focus that healing one’s mind, body, and spirit can only be attributed to God’s grace and her willingness to reach out for the gifts He bestowed upon her.
One Touch is a result of Melanie’s compassionate insight into the lives of minor characters of the Bible.
Rebekah nodded, again forcing the tears back that had been so easy to fire up for many months now.
“Where are you going?”
“To my grandmother’s house in Lystra.”
“Oh, my dear child, what has happened that you’re traveling all alone?”
Rebekah couldn’t overlook the differences in this young woman at first notice. She was a magnificent beauty of color placed in a backdrop of grey. Among the dusty and weary travelers she was refreshing and buoyant. Her voice was soothing and certain and Rebekah was immediately drawn to her. Unable to resist the comfort she offered, Rebekah told Lydia of the tragic incidents that led up to her being in the group of travelers. Rebekah was so entranced with the disclosure that she was finally able to release her emotions, and Lydia’s surprised look of credence went unnoticed.
“Does your grandmother know you’re coming?” Lydia asked.
“I don’t know for sure, but I don’t think so. Father gave me a letter to give to her.”
“Well, you’ll travel with us from now on. It’s not safe for a young girl all alone,” Lydia replied.
Rebekah felt overwhelmed by the rush of emotion that coursed through her. Without realizing how much she had missed kindness and compassion, she responded to it instinctively, unable to stop the tears this time; they rolled down her cheeks leaving streaks in the dust that covered her face. “Thank you,” she managed to gasp, before sobs overtook her.
What people are saying about One Touch....
***** Rating on Amazon.com
“Her insight into the past also is a story that touches every family in one way or another today…”
”This is by far one of the best books I've ever read! It's one of those books that you wish was longer because you just want to keep reading it!”
A Woman’s Journey to Wholeness
Author: Melanie Purifoy
Genre: Biblical Fiction/Spiritual/Christian
Released: July 10th, 2015
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