ABOUT THE BOOK
This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science--and between death and hope--as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home.
"Beautiful, haunting, powerful . . ."--Daniel G. Amen, MD
Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, assumed he knew most outcomes for people with glioblastoma, head injuries, and other health-care problems. Yet even as he tried to give patients hope, his own heart would sink as he realized, I've seen the end of you.
But it became far more personal when the acclaimed doctor experienced an unimaginable family tragedy. That's when he reached the end of himself.
Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life.
I've Seen the End of You is the rare book that offers tender empathy and tangible hope for those who are suffering. No matter what you're facing, this doesn't have to be the end. Even when nothing seems to makes sense, God can transform your circumstances and your life. And he can offer a new beginning.
Dr. W. Lee Warren shares his thoughts and bares his emotions in his new book I've Seen the End of You. This is an account of the many patients that he has treated, the times when he was successful, and the moments when he realized that there was no hope. He admits that he has sometimes misjudged when he thought it was hopeless and he confesses that he has doubted just why God allowed some of these things to occur. Yes, he is neurosurgeon and a Christian, but he is also human. How many of us can truthfully say that we've never doubted?
Dr. Warren is very open and very honest and he writes in a pleasant and easily understood manner. As I read his thoughts, I often wondered how he could have endured some of his cases but I think it is because he is a Christian and doing what God called him to do. He admits to praying before surgery and I know from personal experience just how reassuring it is to be a patient facing the unknown and hearing their doctor asking God to grant them guidance and success. It is, however, with the death of his own child that he could fully understand their pain and suffering; it is because of this tragedy that he can now both sympathize and empathize with his patients.
I've Seen the End of You is an amazing book that everyone needs to read and as I neared the end, these statements from Dr. W. Lee Warren resonated with me.
Faith does not magically change our circumstances and make everything happy. It merely bends the light to show us what's really there. It's the prism we need to see hope when all seems lost, to survive the furnace of suffering, to grow despite the pain.
Faith doesn't keep us from having problems. It just gives a clearer view of how God is responding to them.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from Waterbrook and was in no way obligated to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
W. Lee Warren, MD, is a brain surgeon, inventor, Iraq War veteran, and writer. His most recent book, No Place to Hide, was named to the 2015 US Air Force Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club and CBS Evening News and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. He plays the guitar and loves to make connections between faith, science, and the realities of life. Dr. Warren lives in Wyoming with his wife.
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