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Midwest Book Review
Of the many highly esteemed books Albert Schweitzer penned in his life, he valued his autobiography the most. He had become a legend and he wanted to remind readers that he was just a man, and a man who had learned from many others. He had been fortunate to be in the right places at the right times, to meet people of thoughtfulness and sympathy. He wanted to report his debts to them. He wanted to clarify the reasons and methods for his undertakings and to respond to some of his critics. And, he wished to honor something greater than he was—life. 'Reverence for Life' became his life's motto and it brought him pain as well as joy as he sought to respect how precious and unique each life is. Schweitzer believed there was a way to live in the world, accept it, take joy from it—and who could know this better than a man who had placed himself so much in it, given so much to it, and been ready to receive experience as a gift for which to be thankful. First published in 1931, this edition of Albert Schweitzer's Out Of My Life And Thought incorporates the great man's own revisions and aditions over thirty years, as well as an informative new foreword by Jimmy Carter. Out Of My Life And Thought is 'must' reading for anyone who wants to know more about the life of this Nobel Peace Prize winner and his remarkable achievements and sacrifices.