Released in October 2013
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In Honduras’ “wild west” mountain jungles, Amanda Madrid found her calling as a medical doctor to poor farmers.
When Amanda’s father rejects her dream to be a doctor, eighteen- year-old Amanda strikes out alone and enters medical school in Tegucigalpa.
Her work as a medical officer, public health consultant, and director of an international holistic Christian ministry called Predisan could have resulted in prestigious luxury for her. Instead these experiences led Dr. Madrid to the mountains on horseback and prepared her for the biggest challenge of her life.
When illegal drug trafficking and murders lead to closing medical clinics, Dr. Madrid goes toe to toe with cartel mercenaries, the unarmed doctor in her signature red high heels against men in combat boots armed with AK-47s.
This is the story about the life of a Honduran doctor heartbroken about the many killings and bad medicine of cartels. Can the same kind of love and prayer she gives her patients also cause these violent men to lay down their guns?
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Reblogged this on Bespoke and commented:
Greg Taylor has written a compelling read about a remarkable person, Dr. Amanda Madrid. “Lay Down Your Guns” is a book about conviction, courage, and the power of tenacious love. It’s coming out in October 2013.
This is not only a fascinating book about the courage and dedication of Dr. Madrid, but it challenges us to examine our service to God. Am I willing to get out of my comfort zone and step out on faith?
Thanks, Brent and Mom! I really do appreciate these comments on the book, and if the family likes it, that’s a start! I put a lot of emphasis on family appreciating, vetting, and promoting what I write, because if I write something that’s off in some way, my family is quick to tell me. They are honest and astute, not syrupy and patronizing. I like being told it’s not good enough, this doesn’t work, because that shows respect. I’ve learned as a writer to value the input of people reading and editing all along the way and to re-write, re-write, re-write. So now I’m looking for friends to also comment on the book and endorse to their friends! Lay Down Your Guns comes out October as Brent mentioned.
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