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Dear and Glorious Physician Library Binding – 1 Dec 1993


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  • Library Binding: 574 pages
  • Publisher: Buccaneer Books Inc (1 Dec. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568492421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568492421
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 14.8 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,516,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Meritreya on 23 Feb. 2014
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I chose this having read it as a teenager. Reading it now I can see why it affected me so deeply being deeply spiritual and uplifting. It is based on truth and from the research Taylor Caldwell made on her visits to the Holy Land and over the forty two years she took to refine the story. I did find the continual descriptions of the surroundings Luke was in tiring after a while, but who am I to criticize in any way what many describe as a masterpiece. It made me want to read St Luke's gospel immediately after finishing the book, wanting to stay in touch with the spirit of Luke who finally finds happiness within, after a tortured life, mostly of his own making. Caldwell seemed to get into the mind of this complicated man, and the people he finds along the way. By the end, I knew why it had resonated with me for all these years and I'm truly delighted to have made its acquaintance again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David A Hands on 24 Nov. 2012
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I was amazed to be able to have the book which my father let me read many years ago.It made a great impact on me and I wanted a copy for myself.Thank you for the system which allows us to find so many things.
Sincerely,
Rev. David A.Hands M.B.E.
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By Sheila Paice on 4 Sept. 2014
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This is a lovely fictional book based on the facts of the life of St Luke. It captures the life and spirit of the times and places he lived, and follows his personal struggles to understand his medical skills and the strange link he has with the Unknown God. I bought this for a friend who has never read it before but finds him an interesting character. It is not what I would call a religious book, but it does have a deep underlying spiritual strength which enriches the story.

The only drawback is that this edition is big. I had expected a standard sized paperback (I didn't read the dimensions, so it is my fault really) and I would have preferred a smaller copy as it is more handy.
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This is a birthday gift for a friend, who is a church minister. Another friend, also a church minister found the book fascinating and very informative. I have also read the book myself, and found that the description of the culture, and history complements the bible accounts, and other historical books of the same period.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 May 2001
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This novel deserves to be placed perhaps not among the pearls of great catholic literature, but as a book worth reading and a very entertaining one. That 572 page brick invites to a very exciting journey in time, at the approaching dawn of the Roman Empire and the very beginnings of Christianity. S:T Luke, or as he is called here Lucanus, is a Greek gentile, born of freed slaves. He is a physician and wonderworker. We follow him on his path of life, in his search for the ultimate truth. Lucanus is in his early childhood initiated into some secrets meaning of which eventually is revealed to him later. Prior to that our hero goes through many sometimes very dramatic episodes. He tries to escape his destiny and to deny the truth lurching just in the corner. Overhelmed by the body of evidence which he experienced through his very adventurous life he finds finaly the ultimate centre of all his passions and longings. The book continues in S:T Lukes Gospel and Acts of the apostles.
The work is written with a glow charasteristic to Taylor Caldwell. The style seem often naive and overstuffed with details describing the surroundings. Maybe it was the author's intention to be historical, but sometimes it can be too much of that kind of credibility. Definietly recommendable book for both children and adult reading. The catholics will like it, and perhaps many physicians too.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 May 2001
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This novel deserves to be placed perhaps not among the pearls of great catholic literature, but as a book worth reading and a very entertaining one. That 572 page brick invites to a very exciting journey in time, at the approaching dawn of the Roman Empire and the very beginnings of Christianity. S:T Luke, or as he is called here Lucanus, is a Greek gentile, born of freed slaves. He is a physician and wonderworker. We follow him on his path of life, in his search for the ultimate truth. Lucanus is in his early childhood initiated into some secrets meaning of which eventually is revealed to him later. Prior to that our hero goes through many sometimes very dramatic episodes. He tries to escape his destiny and to deny the truth lurching just in the corner. Overhelmed by the body of evidence which he experienced through his very adventurous life he finds finaly the ultimate centre of all his passions and longings. The book continues in S:T Lukes Gospel and Acts of the apostles.
The work is written with a glow charasteristic to Taylor Caldwell. The style seem often naive and overstuffed with details describing the surroundings. Maybe it was the author's intention to be historical, but sometimes it can be too much of that kind of credibility. Definietly recommendable book for both children and adult reading. The catholics will like it, and perhaps many physicians too.
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By Miss Muffet on 21 Feb. 2013
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I read this book before about 40yrs ago, it has always stayed in my memory as one of the best books I ever read. Being now, - I believe - more spiritually advanced, it is even more amazing. Caldwell must be one the world's best - if not the Very best, writer of all time.
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