My father’s gift: how one man’s purpose became a journey of hope and healing

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Book or Media Title:

My father’s gift: how one man’s purpose became a journey of hope and healing

Author or Producer:

Sixtus Z. Atabong, PA-C

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Length (i.e., 350 pages, 1 hour 45 minutes, etc.):

297 pages


Sixtus Atabong traveled to the United States to fulfill a dream of his own and that of his father’s. From a poor beginning in West Africa, he hoped to extend healing and love through sustainable health care in third world countries, particularly his own. The author tells of his impoverished youth, his desire to follow his father’s dream and the many hardships as well as wonderful blessings that occur as he comes to the United States and begins his study. The resulting clinics and health care are inspiring; so is the author’s personal life as he attempts to live for God and others.


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Suggested Audience:

Anyone interested in medical work and Christian biographies.

Christian Impact:

The author has a dream of medical facilities in his home country and nothing deters his determination and trust in God that this will become an actuality.

Other Notes:

Many black and white photos at the end of each chapter really bring home the author’s life, family and accomplishments.

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My Father's Gift: How One Man's Purpose Became a Journey of Hope and Healing

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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