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This Is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes

This Is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes - Marilyn Berger I met Mr. Hodes in Ethiopia, and he is indeed the real thing - a sort of white, Jewish Father Theresa. This book isn't artfully written, but it does tell the story of a remarkable man in a compelling way. Dr. Hodes tends to those Ethiopians who simply have no other chance at a decent life, and has populated his own home with five adopted kids and many more that simply live there.The book recounts his experience in the refugee camps that followed the Rwandan genocide, and finishes with the author's own personal story of her psuedo-adoption of one of Hodes' toughest patients - a brilliant little Ethiopian boy named Danny. This is not a grim recounting of a difficult life; Hodes manages to stay sane in some grim circumstances through the use of an active sense of humor, and overall affect of the book is uplifting - not depressing.If you wish to be reminded that there is still plenty of good in this world - and of the power of a single person - then this book is a must read.