Answering the Call
The Doctor Who Made Africa His Life: The Remarkable Story of Albert Schweitzer [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
Answering the Call by MR Ken Gire
Book DescriptionRevere life, and give yours away for the sake of serving others. As a young man, Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness. His immense talent and fortitude propelled him to a place as one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, theologians, and musicians in the early twentieth century. Yet Schweitzer shocked his contemporaries by forsaking worldly success and embarking on an epic journey into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to serve as a lifelong physician to "the least of these" in a mysterious land rife with famine, sickness, and superstition. Enduring hardship, conflict, and personal struggles, he and his beloved wife, Helene, became German prisoners of war during WWI -- and Helene later battled persistent illnesses.. Ken Gire's novelesque narrative sheds new light on Schweitzer's faith-in-action ethic and his commitment to honor God by celebrating the sacredness of all life. The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures in the thriving African hospital community that began in a humble chicken coop, in the millions who have drawn inspiration from his example, and in the challenge that emanates from his life story into our day. Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness -- and he was. He made his life his greatest sermon to a world in desperate need of hope and healing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781613753477
Classification: Autobiography: religious & spiritual
Format: CD-Audio (141mm x 164mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oasis Audio
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2013
Country of Publication: United States
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What must it have been like to draw near to Christ as he drew near to the cross? Reflecting on Michelangelo's majestic Pieta, in which Mary gathers the suffering Jesus into her arms, Ken Gire offers seven meditations on a costly discipleship that invites us to take up our cross and follow our Savior through death to life everlasting."
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Author Biography - MR Ken Gire
Ken Gire is the author of more than a dozen books. He has won two Gold Medallion awards. His four-book Moments with the Savior series has sold more than 250,000 copies. A full-time writer and speaker, Ken has been involved in the ministries of Young Life, Insight for Living, and Reflective Living. He presently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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