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By Ken Gire

Revere lifestyles, and provides yours away for the sake of serving others.

As a tender guy, Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness. His vast expertise and fortitude propelled him to a spot as certainly one of Europe’s most famous philosophers, theologians, and musicians within the early 20th century. but Schweitzer stunned his contemporaries by means of leaving behind worldly good fortune and embarking on an epic trip into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to function a lifelong doctor to “the least of these” in a mysterious land rife with famine, disease, and superstition.

Enduring worry, clash, and private struggles, he and his cherished spouse, Hélène, grew to become French prisoners of warfare in the course of WWI, and Hélène later battled chronic health problems.

Ken Gire’s page-turning, novelesque narrative sheds new gentle on Schweitzer’s faith-in-action ethic and his dedication to honor God by way of celebrating the sacredness of all lifestyles.

The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures within the thriving African medical institution neighborhood that all started in a humble chook coop, within the thousands who've drawn thought from his instance, and within the problem that emanates from his lifestyles tale into our day. Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness—and he accomplished it by means of making his lifestyles his maximum sermon to a global in determined want of wish and therapeutic.

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