By Donald R. Fletcher,Sung-Deuk Oak
The reader will get to grasp Arch and his spouse, Jessie, via their relentless attempt to supply therapeutic, in physique and likewise in spirit, and the crafty mix of useful entrepreneurship and compassion in Arch's pioneering remedy of leprosy. The booklet overflows with the points of interest and sounds of previous Korea, and the stories of a Westerner urgent the improvement of medication less than eastern rule.
Arch and Jessie's tale contains setbacks and disappointments--destruction via fireplace in their domestic and the clinical dispensary, Arch's bout with tuberculosis, internment in the course of WWII--yet the narrative is inspiring and uplifting. The reader stocks a feeling of God's windfall, and of esteem for the Korean people--their beneficiant spirit, and their notable reaction to the Christian message.
"Donald Fletcher's delicate biography of his father--Presbyterian scientific missionary physician to Korea, Archibald G. Fletcher--opens a window at the tumultuous years from 1910-1950 for readers attracted to the untold tales of this crucial interval within the formation of the Korean kingdom country. It additionally is helping readers who're hungry to listen to of the life-changing effect one person may have once they supply themselves for use in keeping with God's will."
--Hunter Farrell, Director, global venture, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
"A portrait of Christian undertaking at its top. a superb instance of holistic challenge; ministry to the poorest of the bad mixed with the verbal exchange of the good news of Jesus Christ, leading to the root of the Korean Church today."
--Paul E. Pierson, Fuller Theological Seminary
"In this gripping tale, Fletcher brilliantly opens the lifetime of his father, who felt a divine name to hold the reward of therapeutic physique and soul to a ready humans. This ebook will deeply effect your life."
--Eileen F. Moffett, writer of Korean Ways
"Don weaves jointly his relations historical past in a stunning tapestry that's foiled with the affection of God, relations, medication, and the folk of "Old Korea." This e-book will depart you eager to comprehend extra approximately this time whilst missionaries touched physique, brain, and spirit."
--Deborah "Debby" G. Brincivalli, govt Presbyter, Presbytery of West Jersey
Born in 1919, Donald R. Fletcher grew up in Korea, son of Presbyterian scientific missionaries. He graduated from Princeton college (BA and PhD, English) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1943, he served the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a missionary to Chile and Caribbean quarter consultant and Secretary of constant schooling. He taught religious study and English at collage and high-school degrees, and after retirement was once pastor of a group church. He has released 5 books, and maintains to evangelise and lead religious stories in New Jersey.
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By Scalpel and Cross: A Missionary Doctor in Old Korea by Donald R. Fletcher,Sung-Deuk Oak