Spun from Fact

Read by TriciaG

(4.9 stars; 13 reviews)

As the title suggests, this story is from real events. As the author explains in the last chapter, all of the events are true; the conversations and other minor elements have been fleshed out by the author.

Jeannie Barrett comes to faith as a girl. That faith is to be tested for more than 20 years, as her health takes a sudden downturn. Added to that, her father, the breadwinner of the family, has a financial setback. It seems to be a case of a 19th-Century female Job! This is an account of her sufferings, but also of her support and provision in Christ.

Jennie Smith's own account is told in The Valley of Baca.- Summary by TriciaG (9 hr 4 min)


It Just Happens 18:36 Read by TriciaG
Six Years Will Make Changes 19:00 Read by TriciaG
“I Think Everything is Strange” 17:47 Read by TriciaG
“Will You?” 18:15 Read by TriciaG
An Outsider 18:21 Read by TriciaG
All Excitement 17:20 Read by TriciaG
“Mother, O Mother!” 19:56 Read by TriciaG
“Poor Jeanie!” 20:03 Read by TriciaG
Reuben Perrine Whately 21:38 Read by TriciaG
“Poor Child, it is Hard!” 22:31 Read by TriciaG
An Explanation 19:53 Read by TriciaG
“Ought She? Could She?” 19:34 Read by TriciaG
Bits of Logic 18:49 Read by TriciaG
Just This Once 19:38 Read by TriciaG
“If I Had Known” 21:12 Read by TriciaG
A Fanatic Still 20:20 Read by TriciaG
“Won’t You Explain?” 20:00 Read by TriciaG
“If Jeanie Can” 20:51 Read by TriciaG
In “Father’s House” 20:46 Read by TriciaG
The Hardest Part 21:04 Read by TriciaG
I Am Anchored 22:11 Read by TriciaG
My Little Simple Story 22:06 Read by TriciaG
I Am to Go 23:31 Read by TriciaG
So Utterly Helpless 21:02 Read by TriciaG
Harbor at Last 20:19 Read by TriciaG
Waiting 17:13 Read by TriciaG
“And if it be Thy Will” 22:36 Read by TriciaG


I'm not a Doctor, ...

(4.5 stars)

...I don't even play one on TV, but I worked in the medical field for 30+ years and became very familiar with spinal cord injuries. It seems to me that our heroine had an 'incomplete' injury, in which the cord was not severed but very badly bruised. She did not merely benefit from one miracle, but from nearly daily miracles. Nineteenth Century medicine could do very little for spinal cord injuries (SCI), and most patients died within a few months to years. God's mercy prevented pressure sores, pneumonia, bladder infections, intestinal blockage, as well as all the communicable diseases that everyone risked. (well, you're not paying me for medical shop talk.) It is a very good book, and one I will reread and remember.

(5 stars)

Thank you TraciaG for bringing to life this wonderful testimony of a woman who had walked through the valley of shadow of death, and in whose life the Lord’s glorious and wonderful hand was most evidently visible!