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Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)|
Andrew Jones was once one of the few surgeons in the world to have that rare, God-given ability called The Touch. But after failing to save his young fiancée, Faith, at the scene of a car accident, Jones abandons his gift and shuns the operating room.
Lara Blair owns a Chicago-based biomedical engineering company developing a surgical tool that will duplicate precisely the movement of a surgeons hands, reducing or eliminating failed surgical procedures. Lara has pursued the best surgeons in the world to test this surgical tool, and all of them have failed.
As Lara pursues Joness skill for her project, Joness stubborn resistance cracks, and he begins to open up to her about the wounds that still haunt him. But when Jones discovers the urgency behind Laras work, he must choose to move beyond his past. As each is forced to surrender secret fears, they are bonded together through the lives of the people Jones serves and by the healing secret that Faith left behind.
As the characters interact with each other through the story, we watch them change into completely different people from what they were in the beginning. Wallace puts emphasis on the theme of connecting with God as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18. He also uses a third-person objective point of view to grab our attention and draw us into the book. This book is unpredictable. Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, the author throws a surprise, compelling you to keep reading. Overall, this is a solid book. I enjoyed reading it and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an entertaining story but at the same time wants to learn a moral lesson. I promise you, once you start reading it you will not want to stop. Djamina Esperance, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
nelleIowaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5BeautifulJanuary 17, 2017nelleIowaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Touch is a beautiful book about life. The struggles, the joy, death, life, successes and failures. Thank you Lord for the woderful talent you gave this author.
katieann4 Stars Out Of 5The TouchMarch 6, 2016katieannQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beautiful, moving love story about living following loss and living in the face of loss. Excellent read.
Cheri CowellGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Touch takes a different pathAugust 16, 2012Cheri CowellGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I think it was the fact that this this is the author of Braveheart which made me approach this book the wrong way. I expected a compelling, fast-paced story from the get-go. It took me while to realize this was a different story. Once I decided to let this story stand alone and allowed it to lead me gently through the storyline it was telling, I was captivated. I love Appalachia and the setting of this expert high-tech doctor in this back-woods poor country was intriguing and a great way to develop the tension. I didn't get the twist and won't give that jewel away in this review. Safe it to say, this is a story worth reading. But read it for the story it is...a story with a pace and message all its own.
Jessica BatesAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 7, 2012Jessica BatesAge: 25-34Gender: femaleThe Touch by Randall Wallace. What a great book. This book is about a surgeon who has wonderful God given talent but is dealing with the loss of his fiance. It also is about a woman at the forefront of medical research. How their lives intersect and what unfolds is wonderful. Sometimes this book moves a little slowly but the author paints the scenery of Applachia beautifully.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The TouchJuly 28, 2012Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Doctor Andrew loses a loved one and refuses to do surgery again. Lara owns a research company that is developing a surgical tool and needs a surgeon to test the tool. When she hears about Andrew's surgical skill, she wants to work with him at her company, but he refuses.
I thought this book was interesting. Medical research has come quite far in recent years, and this book shows how one tool can help save lives.