NOTE: This edition is no longer in print. It has been replaced by this fully revised book: Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image

Mysterious, intricate, pulsing with energy… The human body is an endlessly fascinating repository of secrets. The miracle of the skin, the strength and structure of the bones, the dynamic balance of the muscles… your physical being is knit according to a pattern of incredible complexity. In Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, I team up with the renowned surgeon Dr. Paul Brand to explore the human body.

The book combines Dr. Brand’s remarkable stories from a medical practice in India, descriptions of the body, and spiritual lessons learned along the way. Join us in a journey through inner space — a spellbinding world of cells, systems, and chemistry that bears the impress of a still deeper, unseen reality.


“An enthralling, edifying book which I wish I had had the insight to write.” —C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former Surgeon General of the United States.

“Reflections and stories by a humane tender of wounds.  Paul Brand’s book, like his life as a doctor, is wholly admirable.” —Richard Selzer, author of Mortal Lessons andConfessions of a Knife

“A deeply meaningful book, and much-needed corrective to our opinions about the natural world: what membership means—in our bodies and in the Body.”  —Sheldon Vanauken, author of A Severe Mercy

  • Christian Book Award Winner, ECPA, US, 1981


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