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As a tender guy, Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness. His great expertise and fortitude propelled him to a spot as certainly one of Europe’s most famed philosophers, theologians, and musicians within the early 20th century. but Schweitzer surprised his contemporaries by means of leaving behind worldly good fortune and embarking on an epic trip into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to function a lifelong medical professional to “the least of these” in a mysterious land rife with famine, ailment, and superstition.[b]<b>[i]<b><b>
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Enduring problem, clash, and private struggles, he and his cherished spouse, Hélène, grew to become French prisoners of warfare in the course of WWI, and Hélène later battled chronic health problems.

Ken Gire’s page-turning, novelesque narrative sheds new gentle on Schweitzer’s faith-in-action ethic and his dedication to honor God via celebrating the sacredness of all life.

The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures within the thriving African health center neighborhood that all started in a humble poultry coop, within the thousands who've drawn notion from his instance, and within the problem that emanates from his existence tale into our day.
Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness—and he accomplished it by way of making his existence his maximum sermon to a global in determined desire of desire and therapeutic.

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They told me: “You must work hard so that we can pay off the debt”. And they got a bicycle to take the ice cream around – one with a horn which made a silly sound – and they told me to go to the bus station and sell. What could I do? I went for two days … and then I said I couldn’t go any more because people were laughing at me. Then they said, “go to the school” and I didn’t mind that … But all they time they increased the amount to be sold, and were angry if I didn’t sell it’. Not only was Abu, a grown man, being sent out to sell ‘like a small child’, he was also not paid extra for the additional work.

Take a little bit of sugar, you can put it aside for the children …”’ Employers of course join in the game – they have their own ways of inhibiting such moral pressure, as we shall see in Chapter 8. Sara was fully aware of the ways in which servants are put in their place, kept at arm’s length. In almost every place she had worked, she told me, the servant had her own separate plate, cup, knife and fork, to be used by her alone. And she had almost always eaten separately from the family. ” I said, “It’s what I’ve been used to”’.

They told me: “You must work hard so that we can pay off the debt”. And they got a bicycle to take the ice cream around – one with a horn which made a silly sound – and they told me to go to the bus station and sell. What could I do? I went for two days … and then I said I couldn’t go any more because people were laughing at me. Then they said, “go to the school” and I didn’t mind that … But all they time they increased the amount to be sold, and were angry if I didn’t sell it’. Not only was Abu, a grown man, being sent out to sell ‘like a small child’, he was also not paid extra for the additional work.

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