Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, assumed he knew most outcomes for people with glioblastoma, head injuries, and other health-care problems. Yet even as he tried to give patients hope, his own heart would sink as he realized, I’ve seen the end of you. But it became far more personal when the acclaimed doctor experienced an unimaginable family tragedy. That’s when he reached the end of himself.
Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life.
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I thought this was a great book. I don’t read very many non fiction book. My friend Jocelyn Green recommended this book and I was immediately intrigued. I had recently had brain aneurysm surgery to put a stent in. It all went well. The whole surgery process and how the brain works fascinated me.
In this book, Dr Warren talks about glioblastoma- a fatal brain tumor. He shares the stories of several of his patients with this tumor. He knows what will happen but how does faith work when the outcome is so bad. Where is God when bad things happen ?
I’ve Seen the End of You is one of those books that are easy to read but deals with heavy subject matter. I say easy to read because it flows well and reads like a story. I liked how he follows several different patient’s stories as he is telling his own. I felt like I was walking beside Dr. Warren and with the patients. He describes several of the surgeries and procedures he does. That was pretty fascinating.
It’s not an easy book because glioblastoma is a deadly disease. The outcome of that disease is sad and depressing. It made me tear up. It also is a deep look into the struggles someone has with God and faith. Life is messy. I really liked the raw honesty in this book. It’s not easy to be honest with yourself and with others. In sharing his story, it can be an encouragement to others struggling. I really like this comment made by his agent Kathy, “You might yell at God sometimes when you’re hurting, but at least you’re still talking to him. That’s a good place to start.” It’s a good reminder that regardless of where we are, God promises hold true.
This book is full of honestly, hope, and points you to God and his truth.
I highly recommend this book to my family and friends.
I purchased this book. All thoughts are my own.
About the Author
His last book, No Place to Hide, was named to the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Recommended Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club, the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. Dr. Warren practices neurosurgery at The Wyoming Medical Center. He plays the guitar and loves to make connections between faith, science, and the realities of life. Dr. Warren lives in Wyoming with his wife, Lisa. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club, in Guideposts Magazine, and on radio and podcast interviews all over the world.