Friday, July 20, 2012

The Touch

I just read The Touch by Randall Wallace.  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 surgeon’s 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 Jones’s skill for her project, Jones’s 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 Lara’s 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.

This is a really good book.  There are many twists and turns that I didn't see coming.  Lara and Andrew were so much alike that it was hard to think they could get along.  But in the end they each needed love that they had been denying themselves for so long that they couldn't stay apart.  It reminded me that your faith can really help you get through anything.  You just need to keep looking up.

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