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A Pearl in the Brain (häftad)

A Pearl in the Brain

The Cancer Journey of a Scientist in his Search for the Seat of the Soul

Häftad Engelska, 2019-05-24
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?. . . riveting story about science and faith. . .? ?Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, UN Foundation

As a scientist and man of faith, Bruce agonized over his nightmarish diagnosis of a terminal brain tumor. Glioblastoma is the deadliest brain cancer, a death sentence. Faced with likely extinction, Bruce began an uncertain pilgrimage without any helpful guide except for spotty medical articles, heady conversations with specialists, and rampant misinformation. He wrote his book to address this dearth of detail about a killer disease with rising incidence. He tells his story with light humor, hope-filled wonderment, and soul-driven resolve despite the odds of survival. He playfully combines science, spirituality, a Southern upbringing, and world travels as he scales this mountain of challenge.

A Pearl in the Brain is relevant to healthcare practitioners, academics and scientists, theologians, cancer survivors, and general readers concerned about how lifestyle and environment shape our health and spiritual well-being.
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“. . . riveting story about science and faith. . .” —Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, UN Foundation


“ . . . an extraordinary tale born out of a remarkable life.” —Stuart Revercomb, publisher The Roanoke Star


“humor and grace run through his book. this treasure gives the reader a wonderful lens through which one can aspire to live one’s life with humility, wonder, and deep appreciation.” —Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen, rector, Emmanuel Church, Staunton


 “ . . . should be required reading for health care providers everywhere.” —Dr. Pam Webber, author and professor of nursing at Shenandoah University

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Dr. H. Bruce Rinker is an ecologist, educator, and explorer. His publications include Forest Canopies (2004 Elsevier Press) and Gaia in Turmoil (2010 MIT Press) and a number of technical and popular articles on science, religion, and culture. His scientific interests include biodepletion, climate change, environmental contaminants, tropical systems, and the history of science. Other passions are theology, Western and Eastern philosophy, and indigenous spirituality. Bruce is an ex-Franciscan friar. He lives in Staunton, VA, a small city nestled in the famous Shenandoah Valley near Washington DC, Charlottesville, Richmond, and his hometown of Winchester.