The Touch of the Master's Hand

When a younger sister is faced with a serious illness, a family comes to a powerful turning point that reaffirms family value, community and the saving power of music Inspired by the famous poem The Touch of the Master s Hand by Myra Brooks Welch, Larry Barkdull has crafted this short novel to reflect on the worth of every human being.
The Touch of the Master s Hand When a younger sister is faced with a serious illness a family comes to a powerful turning point that reaffirms family value community and the saving power of music Inspired by the famous poem The T

  • Title: The Touch of the Master's Hand
  • Author: Larry Barkdull
  • ISBN: 9780307440105
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. OK, so I'm a sucker for feel good books, such as The Touch of the Master's Hand, there's no denying it. Anyone in this world with eyes half open sees enough ugliness to last three lifetimes. I don't want to go seek it out in the books I read also. So more and more when reading fiction I find myself leaning toward those simple, gentle, warmhearted reflections on good people and families. Facing challenges, yes, but doing so with love and courage and strength of character.For just these reasons, I [...]

    2. This book surprised me a littleI was expecting it to be a trite, religious book, which in some ways it was. But, it also really left me thinking about the power of serving others and how doing kind things for people, even if they are not people we like, can truly change how we view and feel about them. The part about the root beer had me laughing out loud, and overall the book left me searching for evidences of "the Master's Hand" in my own life. It was a quick, pleasant, uplifting read.

    3. This is a very short story, written about a family back in the depression era. Written from the point of view of a young boy, Shadrach Widener who watches as his beloved sister, Jeannie, stuck with a serious illness, and the miracle of healing that Jeannie experiences through the gift of a violin from a mysterious old man. I enjoyed this book, but not as much as Barkdull's "The Mourning Dove". Still, it's a good read and worth the short time it takes to read this short novel.

    4. This was the first book my sweat wife and I read together, sitting together before we were even engaged. On a dock, on the couch, wherever we could be - it was fun. A sweet message for such a sweet time in my life!

    5. It's a sweet, sometimes funny collection of stories that are combined into a novel but mostly still read like individual events. Kind of like Little Britches does. Not to say that this is Little Britches by any means, but you get the idea. :) Fun fact for Melissa: It is set in Iona, Idaho!

    6. It was a fun side note that this story took place in Iona (Beautiful in Hebrew), Idaho. It has a great message about accepting God's will in our lives and finding gratitude even in our trials. I really enjoy Larry Barkdull's style of writing.

    7. cried for sorrow and joy over this one. sweet, short, and memorable. learned a lot and loved his adaptation of the great poem into a story all can relate to.

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