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Dear and Glorious Physician

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  • Ana Braga-Henebry
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      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it
      is, put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron
      request form right away. This can usually be done online at your
      library's website.

      Title: Dear and Glorious Physician
      Author: Taylor Caldwell
      Publisher: Ignatius Press
      Date Published: October 30, 2008
      ISBN: 1586172301
      Price: $18.95

      http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Glorious-Physician-Taylor-
      Caldwell/dp/1586172301/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225365945&sr=1-
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      Product Description
      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.
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