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In the Likeness of God: The Dr. Paul Brand Tribute Edition of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image
The human body is a likeness of God, its design revealing insights into the church, the 'body of Christ' For bestselling author Philip Yancey, the late Dr. Paul Brand---the brilliant hand surgeon who devoted his life to the poorest people of India and Louisiana---was also a likeness of God, living the kind of Christian life that exemplified what God must have had in mind. In the Likeness of God combines the complete texts of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image---both Gold Medallion Award--winners which together have sold more than half a million copies---into one volume. Also included for the first time are eight beautiful litanies of praise on the human body by Dr. Brand. In Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Dr. Paul Brand and bestselling writer Philip Yancey explore the wonder of the human body and uncover the eternal statements that God has made in the very structure of our bodies. Their remarkable journey through inner space---the world of cells, systems, and chemistry---points to a still deeper unseen reality of God's work in our lives. In His Image takes up where the first book leaves off. In five sections---Image, Blood, Head, Spirit, and Pain---the authors unlock the remarkable living lessons contained in our physical makeup.
By KRD "KRD"
- May 19, 2006
I borrowed these books (in their separate form) years ago and enjoyed them very much. I now want to buy this, so that I may read them again. I am an RN, so the details of anatomy and physiology (though not heavy with medical jargon) were facinating to me. God has revealed Himself in all creation; perhaps the human body is the most amazing example. Reading these has given me a richer, deeper appreciation for the complexity of God's human creation as well as how that creation relates to one another as the body of Christ.
The best of the best
By J. Sykes
- July 7, 2007
I have been reading everything I can get my hands on for the last 50 some years. This book explains God better than 10 years of going to church. Especially the blood section. I buy the book and give it as gifts.
Great, but long
- April 11, 2005
Learned a lot, although I have to admit I was grateful for the end- it seemed like I had been reading it forever. It's inspiring, though, to be able to glean from someone who has lived a full and generally expansive (in the sense that he's experienced quite a bit more than most) life. In retrospect, it probably would have been wiser to have read Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image instead- the two books of which this is an revised edition- for the simple reason that it wouldn't have seemed like a project due to it's length. But, on the whole, I enjoyed it. It also provides a lot of great examples and illustrations; promotes a new outlook on the human body and the Church; and prompts a greater appreciation for the complex magnificence of our mortal frame.
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