Land of Silence
This novel powerfully imagines the backstory of the woman who was healed by touching Christ's garment (Matthew 9, Mark 5, Luke 8). After a family tragedy in her early life, Elianna succeeds in the textile trade, only to lose everything...
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This novel powerfully imagines the backstory of the woman who was healed by touching Christ's garment (Matthew 9, Mark 5, Luke 8). After a family tragedy in her early life, Elianna succeeds in the textile trade, only to lose everything as incurable affliction strikes.
: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?
Tessa has just been named 'New Author of the Year 2011' in the Readers' Choice Awards(sponsored by Family Fiction).
Tessa was born into a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first 14 years of her life. She survived English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her mid-twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDIV from Yale University where she served as co-Chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last twelve years in full and part-time Christian work and currently serves as the leader of Women's and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.