Dr. Paul Brand's work with leprosy patients in India and the U.S. has convinced him that pain truly is one of God's greatest gifts to us. The Gift of Pain sheds light on the value of pain that becomes clearest in its absence. In this inspirational story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand shares his work in a colony of leper patients: a world where people literally feel no pain and reap horrifying consequences.
Average Customer Rating:
(1 Review) 1
Rating Snapshot(1 review)
Customer Reviews for The Gift of Pain: Why We Hurt & What We Can Do About It
Review 1 for The Gift of Pain: Why We Hurt & What We Can Do About It
Date:August 16, 2007
This book is outstanding. In a culture which seeks to avoid pain, Dr. Brand points out that our under-appreciation for pain does a great disservice. Not only is pain important physically to provide protective barriers to greater injury, but has dangerous results when we ignore or mask the symptoms of pain. Dr. Brand does not sermonize the subject, but addresses it from a medical and practical vantage point. The book provides great insight which if applied to spiritual and emotional pain, we can reap bountifully from his work. A word of caution: His medical descriptions of patients suffering from leprosy are not for the squeamish.