A. W. Tozer (1901-63) said in his book, The Pursuit of God, "The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God-not our echo of what others are doing and saying but an authentic voice." Barbara Holmes is an authentic voice. "For years we have known Barbara Holmes as a very prayerful woman who has been especially gifted by God in a number of wonderful ways. Her writings can encourage you to develop and grow spiritually." -Francis MacNutt, Ph.D. Author of Healing and The Practice of Healing Prayer "Barbara Holmes is the real thing. After years of excruciating pain that doctors were unable to alleviate, she experienced one of the most remarkable healings I know of, and went on to become a conduit of God's love to the hurting places in all of us. To meet Barbara is to be in the presence of a life poured out for others." -Elizabeth Sherrill Author of All the Way to Heaven About the Series These Love Letters from the Lord are available as individual books or in a three-volume set. To obtain the full richness of God's words, the publisher recommends reading all three volumes. Volume 1 deals primarily with biblical concepts and includes beautiful modern-day "Psalms." Volume 2 continues with more psalms but also presents powerful parables as in the Bible, but with modern subjects and in modern language. Volume 3 shows a new aspect of God. He describes everyday objects such as a trash can, a newspaper, a peach pit, or a weather vane. Then, He uses them to provide revelation about His Kingdom. Scattered throughout all three volumes are vivid dreams and visions. Accounts of Barbara's many personal healings and those of her son and husband are interspersed chronologically and appear in more than one volume for consistency. Although the author's entries may seem personal to her circumstances, these three volumes are for you, the reader, because the messages contain universal and timeless truths of God's love for His people. Meet the Author Born in Philadelphia, Barbara Holmes graduated from Smith College in 1965 with a BA in Economics, after which she taught third grade in Madison, Wisconsin. Years later, she co-owned "The Book Bag," a children's book business that dealt exclusively with children's hurts-disabilities, sicknesses, emotional pain, divorce, death of loved ones, and more. She has been married to Dave (Amherst College, BA, 1963 and University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. 1968) for more than forty-five years. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. Barbara helped begin a healing prayer ministry at her church and heard God call her a "free agent" prayer minister. When He shows her people in need, she goes to pray for them. Publications containing Barbara's healing story and/or God's words: Healing, by Francis MacNutt, Ph.D., revised edition, 1999; pages 27-29. The Practice of Healing Prayer, by Francis MacNutt, Ph.D.; 2010, pages 50-52. All the Way to Heaven, by Elizabeth Sherrill; 2002, page 106. Guideposts Magazine, "The Third Woman," March 1998, pages 28-31 and 45. "The Easter Surprise" sermon by Dr. Arthur Caliandro, preached at Marble Collegiate Church, New York City, March 30, 1997.