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Lay Down Your Guns: One Doctor's Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras

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How does Dr. Amanda Madrid's faith help her overcome violence and fear after dangerous drug cartels attack the jungle clinics she has established? How will she achieve her desire to bring hope and healing to the wounded and suffering people in the mountains of Central Honduras?
In Honduras' ''Wild West'' mountain jungles, Amanda Madrid found her calling as a medical doctor
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Paperback, first, 240 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers
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David Duncan
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: every one
Lay Down Your Guns is the thirty-third book I have read from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book by author Creg R. Taylor. I found it very interesting how Dr.Amanda Madrid 's grew up in a small town in Honduras, and how as a young girl age seven, she went to Good Friday procession and fiesta without her father and mothers permission. Amanda did other things that was funny by disobeying rules which was unusual for a female from that area. I liked how Dr Madrid showed alot of courage going into ...more
John
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A biography (almost a hagiography) of a courageous evangelical Honduran woman doctor who despite odds became a doctor, fulfilled her dream of working with alcoholics, directs a major medical system (involving health workers) in rural Olancho, the Wild West of Honduras.

The chapters on confrontations with violence are moving.

I recommend it.
Kristy
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it because she is a dear friend. What a brave woman of God!
Mica
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
The timeline for this book was all over the place; typically, flashbacks into a protagonist's formative years are used as an effective tool to lay groundwork for a career or decision later in life, but the flashbacks in this book didn't seem to offer any insight. The vignettes of her life seemed very disjointed and the theme of "laying down guns" felt very forced throughout the book.
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Interesting subject, writing a little choppy
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Greg Taylor is author of High Places: a novel. He co-authored with John Mark Hicks, Down in the River to Pray. He co-authored with Anne-Geri' Fann, How to Get Ready for Short-Term Missions. He co-authored with Randy Harris, Living Jesus: Doing What Jesus Says in the Sermon on the Mount. His latest book, Lay Down Your Guns: One Doctor's Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras, releases September 20 ...more
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