Best-selling author Taylor Caldwell creates richly detailed settings with characters so well defined they seem to leap from the pages of history. In this moving novel, she tells the spellbinding life story of Luke, the physician of the New Testament. Even as a child, Lucanus feels driven to care for the sick; he believes the Unknown God is guiding him in this interest. But as he watches loved ones suffer and die, he turns his back on the One who would allow this. Even when gravely ill patients sometimes miraculously recover, he continues to struggle with questions and anger--until he learns more about an amazing rabbi. Taylor Caldwell's exquisite prose brings to life the sights, sounds, and chaos of the latter days of the Roman Empire. With narrator John McDonough's thrilling interpretation of Luke's journey to faith, you'll be inspired to confront and conquer the difficulties in your own life.
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"The physician Luke, author of the Gospel, never actually met Jesus, although he did listen at the knee of the Savior's mother. Nonetheless, his account of Jesus's life is one of the most beloved books of the Bible. Taylor Caldwell's fictionally enhanced version of Luke's biography captures the culture of the Roman empire and its effect on the young physician. John McDonough presents the work with a thoughtfulness and gravity befitting the subject matter. He portrays, rather than performs, the people in Luke's life, offering just a hint of lightness for women, and gruffness for the Tribune Diodorus, Luke's stepfather. With care and sensitivity, McDonough relates the story much as a grandfather speaking to eager family members. Even in the more emotional or exciting passages, he resists the temptation to race through the text, maintaining a quiet dignity throughout. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"
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