The Touch

The Touch

By Randall Wallace

Tyndale House Publishers, Hardcover, 9781414343662, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Description
2012 Christy Award finalist, Contemporary series category. Andrew Jones was once one of the few surgeons in the world to have that rare, God-given ability called "The Touch." But after failing to save his young fiancee, Faith, at the scene of a car accident, Jones abandons his gift and shuns the operating room. Lara Blair owns a Chicago-based biomedical engineering company developing a surgical tool that will duplicate precisely the movement of a surgeon's hands, reducing or eliminating failed surgical procedures. Lara has pursued the best surgeons in the world to test this surgical tool, and all of them have failed. As Lara pursues Jones's skill for her project, Jones's stubborn resistance cracks, and he begins to open up to her about the wounds that still haunt him. But when Jones discovers the urgency behind Lara's work, he must choose to move beyond his past. As each is forced to surrender secret fears, they are bonded together through the lives of the people Jones serves and by the healing secret that Faith left behind.


About the Author
Randall Wallace is a screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, and songwriter who rose to prominence through his original screenplay for the film BRAVEHEART. His work on the movie earned him an Oscar(r) nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. In addition to BRAVEHEART, he is the writer and/or director behind THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK, WE WERE SOLDIERS, PEARL HARBOR, SECRETARIAT, and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, movies which celebrate the value of faith, courage, and honor. He graduated from Duke University and put himself through a year of Divinity School by teaching karate. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he has authored nine books, is the founder of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity, and is the father of three sons