Magnificent Obsession

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Fiction - 330 pages
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When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path. Merrick embarks on a course of anonymous philanthropy, inspired by reading the doctor's private papers. An engaging and dramatic story of personal redemption and private sacrifice, this spiritual tale has served as an inspiration for both the stage and screen.
 

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Everyone in my ward book club liked this one for the Christian message. I found the Good Samaritan rhetoric too overt and materialistic--the message in part was that if you help other people, God will ... Read full review

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I read this book because I had seen the film and the film was very uneven. I wanted to see if the book would be more balanced. It was not. The author attempted in vain to make the viewer believe his ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
24
Section 3
50
Section 4
65
Section 5
82
Section 6
92
Section 7
101
Section 8
111
Section 13
209
Section 14
225
Section 15
236
Section 16
248
Section 17
264
Section 18
282
Section 19
299
Section 20
310

Section 9
146
Section 10
154
Section 11
172
Section 12
189
Section 21
317
Section 22
326
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About the author (1999)

Lloyd Cassel Douglas (1877-1951) began his writing career in midlife, after working for many years as a minister. He gained international fame with his novels Magnificent Obsession 91929) and The Robe (1942).

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