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About W. Lee Warren MD
His latest book is I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know.
His last book, No Place to Hide, was named to the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List.
Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club and the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine, and have been reviewed in Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post.
His weekly newsletter, which is read in all 50 states and over 35 countries, can be found online at www.wleewarrenmd.com, and he can be heard every week on The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast.
Dr. Warren lives in Nebraska with his wife, Lisa.
Weekly Newsletter: WLeeWarrenMD.com/Newsletter
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“Beautiful, haunting, powerful . . .”—Daniel G. Amen, MD
Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, assumed he knew most outcomes for people with glioblastoma, head injuries, and other health-care problems. Yet even as he tried to give patients hope, his own heart would sink as he realized, I've seen the end of you.
But it became far more personal when the acclaimed doctor experienced an unimaginable family tragedy. That's when he reached the end of himself.
Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life.
I've Seen the End of You is the rare book that offers tender empathy and tangible hope for those who are suffering. No matter what you're facing, this doesn't have to be the end. Even when nothing seems to makes sense, God can transform your circumstances and your life. And he can offer a new beginning.
Meet real people and see how their neurological problems teach us about how we're wired and how we got here.
A fascinating journey into the nervous system, and into the mind of God.
A Peek Under the Hood: A Brain Surgeon Looks at Life, is a collection of essays from author and brain surgeon W. Lee Warren, MD. From his vantage point, Dr. Warren sees the intricate design and construction of the human nervous system. He shares his insights on how the brain is unique among the parts of our bodies in that it contains our mind and everything about who we are. His stories open up the fascinating world of neurosurgery, and show how even an experienced surgeon frequently encounters cases he cannot explain on science alone. Dr. Warren shows us how he sees God in the design of our minds, gives us new perspectives on how we're wired, and let us meet patients who teach us just how fearfully and wonderfully we're made.
A War Zone of the Soul
Dr. W. Lee Warren’s life as a neurosurgeon in a trauma center began to unravel long before he shipped off to serve the Air Force in Iraq in 2004. When he traded a comfortable if demanding practice in San Antonio, Texas, for a ride on a C-130 into the combat zone, he was already reeling from months of personal struggle.
At the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Warren realized his experience with trauma was just beginning. In his 120 days in a tent hospital, he was trained in a different specialty—surviving over a hundred mortar attacks and trying desperately to repair the damages of a war that raged around every detail of every day. No place was safe, and the constant barrage wore down every possible defense, physical or psychological.
One day, clad only in a T-shirt, gym shorts, and running shoes, Warren was caught in the open while round after round of mortars shook the earth and shattered the air with their explosions, stripping him of everything he had been trying so desperately to hold on to.
Warren’s story is an example of how a person can go from a place of total loss to one of strength, courage, and victory. Whether you are in the midst of your own crisis of faith, failed relationship, financial struggle, or illness, you will be inspired to remember that how you respond determines whether you survive—spiritually, emotionally, and sometimes physically.
It is the beginning of a long journey home.