The Healer

The Healer

by Gregg Luke

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Overview

After successfully completing his first-year professorship, Welsh folklore expert Chris Pendragon has earned a vacation. At least that’s what the young scholar tells himself—but deep down, he feels an urgency to reassess his life, to find a sense of purpose. Hoping that perhaps a trip to Wales will provide him the answers he seeks, Chris embarks on a journey of self-discovery. He could never have anticipated the unimaginable adventure that awaits him . . . Shortly after his arrival in Wales, Chris is witness to a horrific accident with more far-reaching consequences than he could have dreamed. Following his heroic rescue of one of the victims, an unexplainable phenomenon is revealed: bones that had been broken were made whole with Chris’s touch. Still reeling from this discovery, Chris is approached by a wizened old man with an implausible answer: Chris has been chosen to be the bearer of the Dial, a healer of unparalleled power. But the calling is fraught with peril, and Chris soon discovers there are those who will stop at nothing to seize the power of the Dial. With the help of a beautiful, if skeptical, doctor, Chris must choose: go back to the life he was leading, or embark on a thrilling new destiny . . .

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ISBN-13: 9781680471236
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 634 KB

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The Healer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
WOW! This book is so AMAZING! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough :) College professor, Chris Pendragon, is seeking information. Information about Welsh folklore and information about himself. Little did he know that he would come across an auto accident that would change his life. Travel with Chris as he rescues a little boy, is taught by an old man and a vicar, and becomes 'the healer.' He will have to explain things he doesn't know how to explain, hide from the law, learn about some fascinating history, and choose a path of life he never even knew existed. The mantle of "the bearer of the Dial~a healer of unparalleled power" has been passed to him... Is he strong enough to carry it? And can he keep it safe from those who are seeking it? Fast-paced, full of action and intrigue! A WONDERFUL STORY! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE!
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
This is quite a different story from anything else I've read by this author. Chris is on a vacation in Wales and comes across a terrible accident. His life changes from that point on, as he learns that he has been chosen to be a healer. Chris has a lot of questions and is determined to find answers, which leads him on some crazy adventures. One question asked of him was, "Have you ever wondered if you might have a higher calling in this life?" That really opened his mind to the situation. Being a healer is a very religious role, found in legends, and many of the answers lie with priests, in churches, and within himself, as he discovers a faith he never knew he possessed. I can't imagine being in a foreign country and finding myself is some of the scrapes that Chris found himself in. There were times when the wrong people were trusted and other times when unexpected people helped him out. Through it all, he learned a lot and received a lot of wise counsel. He was told, "There are clues aplenty. You just need faith to see them." Isn't that just how life is? Father Llewellyn is a fantastic character and one of my favorites. Dr. Kathryn Ingledew was great, too. She seems very conflicted, which confused me, and I'm interested to see if she appears in another story in the series. Chris is a very mature and competent character. I especially enjoyed the ending and seeing him come into himself. This was an interesting read and I'm looking forward to seeing where the series will go from here. Content: Squeaky clean in the romance department (none); no language; mild violence elements (car accident, injuries--not very graphic); heavy religious elements (the main focus is religion with a lot of references to prayer, healing, scriptures, and religion)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Healer is a tale so excellently woven that the reader has difficulty discerning where myth and legend stop, and where truth begins. How many strands of folklore were interlaced to create the stunning literary braid? Was it four? Five? More? Completely fixated by the skillful telling, I found myself experiencing every emotion of the protagonist—the self-doubt which sprang up again and again with each of his set-backs; his internal struggle to choose between facts and faith, logic and belief; the intensely sincere compassion that he had for his fellowman . . . all the while being ferried back and forth across the idyllic countryside of Wales. If you are looking for a story that will bolster your faith in humanity and convince you that miracles really do happen . . . perhaps even a story that will change you . . . then this is the book. Read it. Feel it. Then . . . go live it.