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Dear and Glorious Physician
     

Dear and Glorious Physician

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by Taylor Caldwell
 

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Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but nearly two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, and a man of science. Taylor Caldwell portrays him as a man who loved, knew the emptiness of bereavement, and later traveled through the hills and wastes of Judea asking, "What manner of man was my Lord?" It is this Lucanus that

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Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but nearly two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, and a man of science. Taylor Caldwell portrays him as a man who loved, knew the emptiness of bereavement, and later traveled through the hills and wastes of Judea asking, "What manner of man was my Lord?" It is this Lucanus that Caldwell brings to life in her stirring novel. Lucanus grew up in the household of his stepfather, the Roman governor of Antioch. He studied medicine in Alexandria and became one of the greatest physicians of the ancient world, traveling far and wide through the Mediterranean region healing the sick. When Lucanus heard of the life and death of Jesus, he saw in Him the God he was seeking. To learn all he could about Jesus, whom he had never seen, Lucanus visited all the places where Jesus had been, questioning everyone who had known Him or heard Him preach, including His mother, Mary. When he had gathered all the information possible, he wrote what we now know as the Gospel according to St. Luke. Caldwell's own travels through the Holy Land and years of meticulous research make Dear and Glorious Physician a fully developed portrait of a complex and brilliant man and a colorful re-creation of ancient Roman life as it contrasted in its decadence with the new world that Christianity was bringing into being. Here is a story to warm, to inspire, and to call forth a renewal of faith and love.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014328975
Publisher:
eNet Press Inc.
Publication date:
03/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
820
Sales rank:
46,820
File size:
3 MB

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Dear and Glorious Physician 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is thick but when you are done it leaves you wanting more....you wish there was a part two !!! Must read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over a period of 45 years and extensive research into life in Roman times, Taylor Caldwell has created a very human portrait of St. Luke. Although it is a novel, it is based on actual events in his life. You travel with him through his belief in an "unknown God" as a child, his falling away and enmity toward God as a result of tragic events, and finally his return to faith and his work as the writer of the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent! I have long been a fan of Taylor Caldwell and was not disappointed in her novel of St. Luke / Lucanus. Some descriptive parts become tedious ( at least to me), but do not take away from the magnifacance of her stories. Is she political, oh yes?!!, but with much to say and think about and realize that the world does not seem to change much but how simple it would be if we would all just do our best at our part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have never read any of Taylor Caldwell's books, starting with this one would be optimal. A very enjoyable read and heartely recommend it for all interested in Biblical characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Taylor Caldwell. Wish all of her books were on NOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is worth reading several times. It is beautifuly written, and you well fall in love with Luck. I wish more books like this are written all of the time. Any one who reads this book will never for get it, for it well touch not only your mind, but your heart and soul.
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Excellent read.
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This is my favorite book of all time!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Este libro, como todos los de Taylor Caldwell, es magnifico. La autora recurre a la novela historica para hacernos revivir una época de gloria (la del cristianismo naciente) y toda la corrupción y decadencia del Imperio Romano. La historia de Lucano (San Lucas Evangelista), el primer reportero de que se tenga historia, por haber basado su Evangelio en entrevistas a terceras personas, es digna de ser leída no solo una, sino varias veces por una sola persona.