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The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind

The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind

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Dr. Bernard Nathanson was co-founder in 1969 of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws -- NARAL -- later renamed the National Abortion Rights Action League. He was also the former director of New York's City's Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health, then the largest abortion clinic in the world. In the late 1970's he turned against abortion to become a prominent pro-life advocate, authoring Abortion America and producing the powerfully revealing video, "The Silent Scream." Dr. Nathanson is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Medical College and a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University.

As director of the world's largest abortion clinic and the nation's most prominent abortionist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson presided over 60,000 abortions.

As co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League he helped make abortion legal.

Then, in a conversion that made headlines and astonished both sides of the abortion debate, he renounced his profession to become a pro-life advocate.

But Dr. Nathanson's journey was not over. In this deeply personal memoir, he reveals what led a lifelong atheist and abortion crusader first to the pro-life cause, and finally to Christianity.

Quotes about Dr. Nathanson's Book

"A passionate account of the author's transition from pioneer of abortion rights to champion of the pro-life cause...This concrete and powerful contribution will be required reading for all involved in the abortion debate."

-Kirkus Reviews

"A wrenchinginly honest book about taking the hard way to the truth. Bernard Nathanson provides a chilling tour of the moral squalor of the 'culture of death,' and a compelling testimony to the possibility of beginning anew."
-Richard John Neuhaus, Editor-in-Chief, First Things

"In The Hand of God, Dr. Nathanson gives outstanding personal witness to the 'Gospel of Life.' Amen to the Gospel; and Amen to this witness. I am personally privileged to have observed his journey over the course of the past twelve years and have been thrilled by every step along the way."
-John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York

"Any journey with Dr. Bernard Nathanson is bound to be medically informed and politically astute, but The Hand of God is much more - morally alert and spiritually sober."
-Msgr. William B. Smith, S.T.D., Professor of Moral Theology, St. Joseph's Seminary (New York)

"When Bernard Nathanson exposes the abortion culture we listen, because Bernard Nathanson has been there. He was not only there, he led it. Now begins the long road back, led by The Hand of God."
-Joseph M. Scheilder, Director, Pro-Life Action League

"Reading The Hand of God reminded me of St. Augustine's Confessions. Anyone who wants to know what's going on in the abortion world today should read this book. A brutally honest assessment from a remarkable doctor!"
-Father Paul Marx, Human Life International

"Bernard Nathanson is the most compelling and eloquent spokesmen for the pro-life cause in America today. His new book is a deeply moving and heartfelt account of his own journey from the 'culture of death' to the 'culture of life.' It is essential reading for anyone dedicated to the sanctity of life."
-Ralph Reed, Executive Director, The Christian Coalition

Dr. Nathanson tells his inspiring story with unsparing honesty:

┼© What is it like to abort your own child?

┼© Inside the abortion movement: Nathanson details the deceptions, dirty tricks, and other tactics that helped make abortion legal and socially acceptable.

┼© What made Nathanson change his mind on abortion? A compelling story of awakening conscience aided by a technological marvel.

┼© The pro-life Christians whose example finally brought Nathanson to "entertain seriously the notion of God."

┼© The humanity of the unborn: a ringing defense grounded in sound science, sound ethics, and common sense.

The Hand of God is more than one of the most dramatic autobiographies of our time. It's also a definitive explanation of the pro-life position, not only on abortion, but on related issues such as fetal tissue research and doctor-assisted suicide. "I know the abortion issue as perhaps no one else does," writes Nathanson. Even those as committed to legal abortion as he once was will find his arguments challenging and his story unforgettable.

Nathanson, Bernard


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Bookshelf: 17E

ISBN/Code: 9780895261748

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