Answering the Call

Answering the Call

The Doctor Who Made Africa His Life : the Remarkable Story of Albert Schweitzer

Large Print - 2013
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A CBA bestselling author -- A learned, respected, accomplished man leaves a life of worldly success to serve Christ among "the least of these." Albert Schweitzer was a Renaissance man who basked in the utmost respect of the world's intelligentsia. Schweitzer had doctorates in philosophy, theology, and medicine. He was a well-respected author, a concert organist, and a world authority on Bach. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. But he left a life of acclaim to pursue the God-given call to treat all life as sacred, especially in those places on the fringe in Africa. In what is now Gabon, people saw him daily with his stethoscope on a distended belly and heard him nightly performing classical music on his piano. In a time when many people feel small and inconsequential, Schweitzer's life is a testimony to the power of one person's sacrifice, purpose, and commitment to treat all God's creations as sacred.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781594154621
Branch Call Number: LP 610.69092 Schwe -G
Characteristics: 253 p. --


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Jul 03, 2014

I read this book in one sitting, it reads like a novel. At the end I am not sure if I really know the good doctor very well, but I certainly have a better feel for how his life evolved and how much he touched other lives. It was a refreshing bio in that it did not get bogged down in endless details, and flowed like a good story.

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