Sarah of Break Neck Ridge

Sarah of Break Neck Ridge

  • Hard cover
  • 367 pages
  • 1.14 lbs

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The story of Sarah (Barbe) Heishman of Baughman Settlement, Hardy County, West Virginia (1855 - 1943)

The brilliant red of the evening sky had changed to deep, fathomless blue. The autumn foliage of the trees on Break Neck Ridge had disappeared, and all that could be seen was dark silhouettes. Sarah cuddled little Shirly on her lap and laid her cheek against his soft, black hair. Where is God? Does He Care about us? Yes, we go to church in the old schoolhouse whenever a preacher passes through. But is that the answer? Is there nothing more we can know about God? Shirly snuggled closer and sighed a tired little-boy sigh. Shirly had no answers, and Sarah had none for herself.

But God had answers for Sarah, and God had faithful messengers. Up from the Valley, again and again, came the itinerant preachers on horseback. They carried with them the glad tidings of hope—hope in the face of death.

A year slipped by. There were new friends in Thorn Bottom and changes in the little brown house with the big stone chimney. More years slipped by. There was a stone foundation, a motherless baby, a visiting storyteller, and a shadow on a sunbeam. The timbers fell on Break Neck Ridge, and Sarah grew old. But her God is faithful, and His goodness endures to all generations.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Grateful Acknowledgements
  • [family tree]
  • 1. Questions Come
  • 2. The Day of Suspense
  • 3. Sarah, the Messenger
  • 4. The Separation—Final?
  • 5. A Funeral and Persistent Questions
  • 6. Uncle William's Opinion
  • 7. Apprehension and Opposition
  • 8. Days of Decision
  • 9. Light From God's Word
  • 11. Answers and Opposition
  • 12. "For God Is Good"
  • 13. A Doll and a Discussion
  • 14. Christian Friends
  • 15. The Encounter
  • 16. Charity Tested
  • 17. Anticipation Fulfilled
  • 18. No Place Like Home
  • 19. Fervent Prayer
  • 20. A Blessing for Sarah
  • 21. Prayer Rewarded
  • 22. New Events in the Little Brown House
  • 23. Sarah's Little Flock
  • 24. A Foundation Begun
  • 25. The Trip to the Sawmill
  • 26. A Roof for the Church
  • 27. A Time to Worship
  • 28. Unexpected Guests
  • 29. New Thoughts for William
  • 30. Cleaning, Questions, and Panthers
  • 31. "Surely Goodness and Mercy..."
  • 32. By Break Neck Ridge Once More
  • 33. Sarah's Encouragement
  • 34. Their Last Conversation
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