Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is told from the perspective of the pioneering researcher, world-renowned hand surgeon and leprosy specialist, Dr. Paul Brand and is co-authored by Philip Yancey.
I wrote about how we used this book in a couple of different posts but this one will give you an idea of the unusual nature of this book.
The book is scheduled as a health option anywhere between Year 7 and 11 in the Ambleside Online curriculum. I’ve read it aloud to my 14 year old son while his 9 year old sister listened in and I did some editing on the run as it does have some mature themes. It’s probably best as a read aloud for that reason, but also because it presents some wonderful opportunities for discussion.
It’s a unique book in many respects as it explores the design and intricacies of the human body, its patterns and unity, and what happens when parts of the body malfunction, then and provides insights into the Body of Christ, the Church.
I have a spare copy of this book to give away to someone who will be at the Mum Heart Conference in Newcastle in June. For a chance to win this excellent book, check out my original ‘Giveaways in the Merry Month of May’ post and leave a comment here and/or on my Facebook page.
6 thoughts on “Fearfully & Wonderfully Made”
Thanks for the review, Carol! I've been looking at this one! 🙂
I'm not going to that conference, 😦 sniff, but thanks for the review. I was saving this book for later, and I'm glad I wasn't wrong in my judgment of it. I'll read it aloud to the girls when they are 14 and 12, or next year at 13 and 11! (And edit on the fly too)
Hi Amy! I think it's one of those books that shouldn't be missed. I didn't intend to read it to my 9yr old but my younger ones were always around when I read aloud…
A bit too far for you, perhaps?? Wouldn't it be great, though, if you could come! I'll probably read this book again when my girl is older. It's good.
Thanks for the review. It is still a few years away but i want to read it to help me know how to explain some of these ideas. Also nice to see what it looks like as it is easier to find things knowing an idea of what they look like. Thanks
It's a worthwhile book just to read for yourself. Some of his insights on the human body & church life are just excellent.