The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope


By (author) Catherine Hamlin, With John Little

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  • Publisher: Kregel Publications,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 31mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0825460719
  • ISBN 13: 9780825460715
  • Sales rank: 8,486

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When gynecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left their home in Australia for Ethiopia, they never dreamed that they would establish what has been heralded as one of the most incredible medical programs in the modern world. But more than forty years later, the couple has operated on more than 20,000 women, most of whom suffer from obstetric fistula, a debilitating childbirth injury. In this awe-inspiring book, Dr. Catherine Hamlin recalls her life and career in Ethiopia. Her unyielding courage and solid faith will astound Christians worldwide as she talks about the people she has grown to love and the hospital that so many Ethiopian women have come to depend on. She truly is the Mother Teresa of our age.

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"Almost four decades after her work began, it's understandable why Hamlin has been called 'The new Mother Teresa for our age' by the New York Times, and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. This fascinating account of Dr. Hamlin's work will break your heart -- and offer hope that even the worst circumstance can be changed if we care enough to help. Keep the Kleenex handy."--Cindy Crosby"Faithful Reader" (05/01/2005)