Logo

 

Banner Image:   Baptist-Times-banner-2000x370-
Template Mode:   Baptist Times
Icon
    Post     Tweet


Fearfully and Wonderfully by By Dr Paul Brand and Philip Yancey


An updated combination of two previous classics, recommended exploration of the human body in all its wonderful complexity



Fearfully and WonderfullyFearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image
By Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey
Hodder
ISBN: 978 1 473 69329 6
Reviewed by Jeannie Kendall 


As I type this review I am looking at my hands. Just a small part of our body, the extraordinary mix of blood, bones, muscles, nerves and skin together make possible the dexterity required for the many tasks they will undertake today. Like the rest of our bodies, they are indeed ‘fearfully and wonderfully made.’

In this book, which is an edited and updated combination of two previous classics (Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image), Dr Brand with his depth of knowledge and compassion combines with the literary gifting of Philip Yancey to take a look at the human body in all its wonderful complexity. It is an extraordinary journey, both in reminding us of the daily miracle of breath and life, and the parallels they draw for the Christian life. They cover topics such as the unity of the body, skin, bones and blood, as well as wider issues such as chronic pain.

This endeavour is interspersed with some incredibly moving stories from Dr Brand’s experiences as an orthopaedic surgeon, in particular with the Leprosy Mission. While medically detailed, it is very accessible to read and gives much food for thought and appreciation of the extraordinary nature of creation and – more particularly – our Creator. Highly recommended.
 

Jeannie Kendall is a recently retired Baptist minister, a current tutor on the Pastoral Supervision course at Spurgeon’s College, and the author of Finding Our Voice and Held in Your Bottle (to be published Sept 2021)

Baptist Times, 11/06/2021
    Post     Tweet
'There is much wisdom, poignancy and joy in these 52 devotions'
'Mike’s great contribution is to call us back to our birthright... Christians really ought to believe in resurrection and should be able to face decline and terminal illness with contentment and in hope'
Taps into the wealth of Christian spiritual practice over the whole course of church history - recommended
Exploring acts of touch in religions of all descriptions (including Christianity)
A much-needed contribution by young people, which counters myths about their motivations and relationship with Jesus
A short, accessible and well-researched booklet, especially for anyone interested in the possibility of using the gift of mindfulness in a fresh expression of church
mindfulness, fresh expressions
     Reviews 
    Posted: 18/05/2022
    Posted: 21/01/2022
    Posted: 08/10/2021
    Posted: 17/09/2021