The Healing Basket, set in northern New Mexico in the 1970’s, is
about an older woman, Nevaeh, and a young girl, Mary Grace,
who befriend one another. Nevaeh teaches Mary Grace how to
cope with sorrow by telling stories about mementoes she keeps
in a basket. Together, they celebrate their time together and
learn that we exist through memories left behind. Mary Grace
accepts the things she cannot change as an opportunity to build
her hope, her faith, her strength, and her understanding about
why she is on this journey. Nevaeh helps Mary Grace see the
spirit of our loved ones in special moments that are embraced
and remembered. When Nevaeh shares the essence of her life
in The Healing Basket Mary Grace learns her greatest lesson.
It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Ultimately, love never dies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Healing Basket is a beautiful story that reminded me of The Shack. One thing that stood out for me was the Trinity! Definitely worth the buy! A book that could possibly be a number one seller.
Grace, hope, love . . . perfect love casts out fear. In The Healing Basket by Clarissa Rudolph-Hastings, love and hope are portrayed through the life of Mary Grace. Facing realities of life in an Hispanic community and life and death struggles, she learns to trust in Jesus for her strength. Bad days, griefs, and loves go into the healing basket. It represents the God’s bounty and blessings, memories the help us grow. The author explores hard subjects not shying away from modern conflicts yet showing how God is still our answer, our Father, our Savior. This book is faith without preaching, counsel without the professional counselor. It crosses age groups seamlessly for children, parents, and grandparents. This book deals with drug abuse, spouse abuse, alcoholism all in the context of a grown young believing woman. It is a story of memories and how God takes the thoughts about these memories. He cleanses our minds, heals our lives.