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Dear and Glorious Physician: A Novel about Saint Luke

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SKU:
1006003
ISBN:
9781586172305
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Author:
Taylor Caldwell
Format:
Softcover
Pages:
560
Created Date:
2013-06-03
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  • Dear and Glorious Physician: A Novel about Saint Luke
  • A vivid, fascinating novel
  • Detailed and deeply thoughtful
  • A new way of appreciating Saint Luke and his context

The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer

Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, 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?" And it is of this Lucanus that Taylor Caldwell tells here in one of the most stirring stories ever lived or written.

Lucanus grew up in the household of his stepfather, the Roman govenor of Antioch. After studying medicine in Alexandria he became one of the greatest physicians of the ancient world and traveled far and wide through the Mediterranean region healing the sick.

As time went on he learned of the life and death of Christ and saw in Him the God he was seeking. To find out all he could about the life and teachings of Jesus, whom he never saw, Lucanus visited all the places where Jesus had been, questioning everyone—including His mother, Mary—who had known Him or heard Him preach. At last, when he had gathered all information possible, he wrote down what we now know as the Gospel according to St. Luke.

Taylor Caldwell has chosen the grand, the splendid means to tell of St. Luke. Her own travels through the Holy Land and years of meticulous research made 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 Christianity was bringing into being. Here is a story to warm, to inspire, to call forth renewal of faith and love lying deep in each reader's heart.

 

“A portrait so moving and so eloquent I doubt it is paralleled elsewhere in literature. It is Caldwell’s greatest novel!”
Boston Herald

“Alive with the bustle of ancient times . . . Movingly reconstructs St. Luke’s search for God.”
The New York Times

"Magnificent! Taylor Caldwell, who has splendid powers of narration, unleashes them all in this, her finest novel. She has made St. Luke a real and believable man and recreated on a vast canvas the times and people of his day. You see as large as life all the glory and decadence of Rome and all the strife, turmoil and mysticism of Africa…. A glowing and passionate statement of belief!"
Columbus Citizen

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  • 5 Jan 15th 2011
    Great Book

    Excellent book, you do not want to finish. Very inspirational and what a great man Luke was.

    Anita inspired by St Luke

  • 5 Feb 27th 2009
    As good as I remembered!

    I remembered how I was overwhelmed when I read it the first time, and decided to read it again. It was just as fulfilling this time around. Pros: I read 45 years ago, Just as good this time

    Friend in Faith

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