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On August 9 1945 an American B 29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki Japan killing tens of thousands of people in the blink of an eye while fatally injuring and poisoning thousandsAmong the survivors was Takashi Nagai a pioneer in radiology research and a convert to the Catholic Faith Living in the rubble of the ruined city and suffering from leukemia caused by over exposure to radiation Nagai lived out the remainder of his remarkable life by bringing physical and spiritual healing to his war weary peopleA Song for Nagasakitells the moving story of this extraordinary man beginning with his boyhood and the heroic tales and stoic virtues of his family's Shinto religion It reveals the inspiring story of Nagai's remarkable spiritual journey from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism Mixed with interesting details about Japanese history and culture the biography traces Nagai's spiritual uest as he studied medicine at Nagasaki University served as a medic with the Japanese army during its occupation of Manchuria and returned to Nagasaki to dedicate himself to the science of radiology The historic Catholic district of the city where Nagai became a Catholic and began a family was ground zero for the atomic bombAfter the bomb disaster that killed thousands including Nagai's beloved wife Nagai then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki University threw himself into service to the countless victims of the bomb explosion even though it meant deadly exposure to the radiation which eventually would cause his own death While dying he also wrote powerful books that became best sellers in Japan These includedThe Bells of Nagasaki which resonated deeply with the Japanese people in their great suffering as it explores the Christian message of love and forgiveness Nagai became a highly revered man and is considered a saint by many Japanese peopleIllustratedChristians and non Christians alike were deeply moved by Nagai's faith in Christ that made him like Job of the Scriptures in the midst of the nuclear wilderness he kept his heart in tranuility and peace neither bearing resentment against any man nor cursing GodShusaku Endo from the Foreword this is the unforgetable story of a truly great man Despite living through unimaginable horrors of many kinds he never ceases to be so brave so resourceful so concerned for the welfare of others so full of hope for the future so profound in spirit The background of his Japanese culture moulds so perfectly with his devout Catholic faith that as a Christian from the western world the testimony of Dr Tagai reminds me of Christ's words I have not seen such faith no not in Israel Certainly both believers and non believers can learn so many valuable lessons from this enthralling book

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A Song for Nagasaki The Story of Takashi Nagai Scientist Convert and Survivor of the Atomic BombOn August 9 1945 an American B 29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki Japan killing tens of thousands of people in the blink of an eye while fatally injuring and poisoning thousandsAmong the survivors was Takashi Nagai a pioneer in radiology research and a convert to the Catholic Faith Living in the rubble of the ruined city and suffering from leukemia caused by over exposure to radiation Nagai lived out the remainder of his remarkable life by bringing physical and spiritual healing to his war weary peopleA Song for Nagasakitells the moving story of this extraordinary man beginning with his boyhood and the heroic tales and stoic virtues of his family's Shinto religion It reveals the inspiring story of Nagai's remarkable spiritual journey from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism Mixed with interesting details about Japanese history and culture the biography traces Nagai's spiritual uest as he studied medicine at Nagasaki University served as a medic with the Japanese army during its occupation of Manchuria and returned to Nagasaki to dedicate himself to the science of radiology The historic Catholic district of the city where Nagai became a Catholic and began a family was ground zero for the atomic bombAfter the bomb disaster that killed thousands including Nagai's beloved wife Nagai then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki University threw himself into service to the countless victims of the bomb explosion even though it meant deadly exposure to the radiation which eventually would cause his own death While dying he also wrote powerful books that became best sellers in Japan These includedThe Bells of Nagasaki which resonated deeply with the Japanese people in their great suffering as it explores the Christian message of love and forgiveness Nagai became a highly revered man and is considered a saint by many Japanese peopleIllustratedChristians and non Christians alike were deeply moved by Nagai's faith in Christ that made him like Job of the Scriptures in the midst of the nuclear wilderness he kept his heart in tranuility and peace neither bearing resentment against any man nor cursing GodShusaku Endo from the Foreword Once in a while I find that I have read something so magnificent that it has a profound significance on my very soul This is such a bookThe story of Dr Takashi Naigai is a story of a self made man who eventually meets that still small voice that has been calling to him all of his lifeWWII brought a day of reckoning for thousands upon thousands of creatures just trying to survive the madness of war As it has been said War brings out the worst in man War brings out the best in man This story brings real meaning to that statement The Japanese are a proud people They are also deeply rooted in their culture and their religions Dr Nagai struggles with tradition heritage and his inner self; his purpose in life and his duty to his countrymen as well his enemies He was a pioneer in the use of x ray in the medical field This new kind of energy would have a lasting affect on his young life At the time it was unknown just how much radiation a person could absorb before it became lethal Knowing the danger he continued on in his research as he sought to save lives by this new method of diagnosing Already suffering from radiation exposure he finds himself at ground zero when hell was unleashed on Nagasaki in August of 1945 He lost the love of his life that day his wife His story continues as he throws himself into his work amidst horrors too terrible to even try to understand His spiritual journey from Japanese traditions to atheism and agnosticism to finding God through his conversion to the Catholic faith is such a testimony to the power and grace of the one true God Was Dr Nagai a martyr? He certainly didn't think so however his humble mannerisms and immeasurable faith brought many to the foot of the cross A Song For Nagasaki is a masterpiece I am so blessed to have been able to read and review this work I encourage you to make this a 'must read' on your list for the near future

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FREE MOBI Ç DOC A Song for Nagasaki Convert and Survivor of the Atomic Bomb · JOIN OR CREATE BOOK CLUBS ´ [PDF / Epub] ☆ A Song for Nagasaki: The Story of Takashi Nagai: Scientist, Convert, and Survivor of the Atomic Bomb By Join or create book clubs – EyOn August 9 1945 an American B 29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki Japan killing tens of thousands of people in the blink of an eye while fatally injuring and poisoning thousandsAmong the survivors was Takashi Nagai a pioneer in radiology research and a convert to the Catholic Faith Living in the rubble of the ruined city and suffering from leukemia caused by over exposure to radiation Nagai lived out the remainder of his remarkable life by bringing physical and spiritual healing to his war weary peopleA Song for Nagasakitells the moving story of this extraordinary man beginning with his boyhood and the heroic tales and stoic virtues of his family's Shinto religion It reveals the inspiring story of Nagai's remarkable spiritual journey from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism Mixed with interesting details about Japanese history and culture the biography traces Nagai's spiritual uest as he studied medicine at Nagasaki University served as a medic with the Japanese army during its occupation of Manchuria and returned to Nagasaki to dedicate himself to the science of radiology The historic Catholic district of the city where Nagai became a Catholic and began a family was ground zero for the atomic bombAfter the bomb disaster that killed thousands including Nagai's beloved wife Nagai then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki University threw himself into service to the countless victims of the bomb explosion even though it meant deadly exposure to the radiation which eventually would cause his own death While dying he also wrote powerful books that became best sellers in Japan These includedThe Bells of Nagasaki which resonated deeply with the Japanese people in their great suffering as it explores the Christian message of love and forgiveness Nagai became a highly revered man and is considered a saint by many Japanese peopleIllustratedChristians and non Christians alike were deeply moved by Nagai's faith in Christ that made him like Job of the Scriptures in the midst of the nuclear wilderness he kept his heart in tranuility and peace neither bearing resentment against any man nor cursing GodShusaku Endo from the Foreword I’ve had this on my Kindle for some time and decided to start this wonderful book and finished it in three days It is a story of a mystic lover and a believer in the Cross of Jesus Christ I cannot recommend this book story love story enough; it will make you tear and laugh and feel wonderful after you read it From Atheism materialism to complete love for Jesus in one short life despite dying from leukemia and radiation poisoning A Song For Nagasaki will leave you with a memory of a perfect life during a miserable point in Japanese history Please read this book