God, Medicine and Miracles

This is a good book by Daniel Fountain that I read this week.  Two weeks ago I met Fountain at a conference up in Wisconsin.  Fountain was a missionary surgeon in Zaire/Congo for 35 years.  He believes in healing for the total person … body, soul, mind, spirit.  He is past 80 years of age now, but what an interesting man.  I was impressed.  He’s smart, thoughtful and robust.

Fountain gives his view of medicine in the book, which includes lots of stories from being a surgeon in the Congo.  What I like about him best is that he is hopeful on the one hand and yet utterly realistic on the other.

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