Rose From Brier, originally published in 1933, was not written as a book, but as a bundle of letters, written “to give comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted.” After being injured in an accident, Amy was in constant pain and confined to her bed for the last 20 years of her life. She went to be with her Savior in 1951, at the age of 83.
Amy found that things written by those “who were in pain themselves, like the touch of understanding in a dear human letter, did something that nothing except the words of our eternal Lord could ever do.” So Rose From Brier was given not from the “well to the ill, but from the ill to the ill – a rose plucked straight from a brier.”
I have read this book many times, and it always blesses me. Thankfully, many of Amy’s writings are still available through Christian Literature Crusade (CLC) and from CBD. I highly recommend this book (and her others) for those needing encouragement and comfort due to physical and spiritual trials.