This Is A Soul: An American Doctor's Remarkable Mission in Ethiopia

Paperback | April 12, 2011

byMarilyn Berger

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“A powerful, important book for our age.”
—Abraham Verghese, author Cutting For Stone

Passionately written by journalist Marilyn Berger, This is a Soul is the moving and inspiring story of Dr. Rick Hodes, an American doctor living in Ethiopia, who has devoted his life to caring for the sickest of the sick and the poorest of the poor. Dr. Hodes’s life and work makes for fascinating reading, especially for those who have been profoundly touched by Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains.

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“A powerful, important book for our age.”—Abraham Verghese, author Cutting For StonePassionately written by journalist Marilyn Berger, This is a Soul is the moving and inspiring story of Dr. Rick Hodes, an American doctor living in Ethiopia, who has devoted his life to caring for the sickest of the sick and the poorest of the poor. Dr....

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"Whoever Saves a Life, It Is Considered as If He Saved an Entire World"Dr. Rick Hodes arrived in Africa more than two decades ago to help the victims of a famine, but he never expected to call this extremely poor continent his home. Twenty-eight years later, he is still there.This Is a Soul tells the remarkable story of Rick Hodes's jo...

Marilyn Berger is a contributing writer to theNew York Times. She was previously a diplomatic correspondent forNewsdayand theWashington Post, and was the United Nations correspondent for ABC News and the White House correspondent for NBC News. She was the moderator on the public affairs programThe Advocatesand anchored WNET'sCity Editi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 12, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061759554

ISBN - 13:9780061759550

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?Dr. Rick Hodes? life story is a reminder that giving is a privilege in which we may take pleasure, not some saintly endeavor.His approach toward medicine should be a model for our current Western system in showing that tending to the soul is at the center of healing.This is a Soul envelops the reader in Dr. Hodes? indefatigable light and is an inspirational reading experience.? (Natalie Portman)