Fraser: Not A Private Matter

A Human Story of Grace and Suffering

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Weight 0.48 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.5 in
topic

20th century, Life Issues, Pastoral Biography

page-count

160

Banner Pub Date

Nov 30, 2003

Original Pub Date

2003

binding

Paperback

Format

Book

isbn

9780851518473

Book Description

Why did God allow a talented young man, at the beginning of his Christian ministry, to be struck down by disease? In this story from the early days of kidney transplant surgery, Fraser Tallach gives a frank and moving account of his long battle with kidney failure, while his brother John gives the background to the story and recounts Fraser’s later days. The pain Fraser was called on to endure was mental and spiritual as well as physical, but in it all he found, like the Apostle Paul, that God’s grace was sufficient for him, and that God’s strength was made perfect in his weakness (2 Cor. 12:9). Anyone can be called to suffer. God alone can give the grace we need to carry us through. ‘The grace of God, though given in a way which is intimately personal, is not a private matter’ (John Tallach).

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Dedication vii
A Word of Explanation ix
PART ONE: FAMILY BACKGROUND
1 Forebears 3
2 Mother’s Conversion 9
3 Courtship – Elizabeth Fraser and James Tallach 11
4 Marriage 15
5 Kames 17
6 Stornoway 20
7 An Uncertain Future – and a Call to Canada 26
PART TWO: FRASER
Foreword to Part Two 31
8 The Discovery 33
9 The Homecoming 42
10 Clipped Wings 48
11 No Fixed Abode 58
12 Love Is Strong as Death 66
13 My Underworld 74
14 Brothers in Unity 84
15 Of Diet and Dialysis 93
16 Those Who Stand and Wait 103
17 The Gift 114
18 Looking Back 123
PART THREE: THE STORY CONTINUED
19 Fraser’s Later Years 131
20 In Loving Memory: Poems by David Tallach 141
21 Mother – The Last Lap 146
Illustrations
Frontispiece: Fraser, graduation in Arts, University of   Edinburgh.
Between pages 54 and 55:
Family group, Tighnabruaich, 1951:
Back row – Fraser, Rev. James Tallach, Elizabeth   Tallach, Andrew;
Front row – John, James, Cameron
Fraser in Canada, 1965.
Fraser and Mother.
Fraser, John and James.

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