Operating on Faith - A Painfully True Love Story
The author, Matt Weber, tells us the personal story of how he was living a normal and somewhat charmed life, getting married, and buying a new home when, out of the blue, he was rushed to the emergency room with excruciating pain not long after his honeymoon. He tells his story with humor and a bit of disgusting surgery stomach removal facts. He also tells us how one of his stays in the hospital made him have a humbler outlook on his condition. He was staying in the same hospital that the Boston Marathon victims were taken to. He realized that hospital is where people suffered and families watched their loved one’s die. Sometimes when you think of someone educated at Harvard, you think low energy, boring, and always working, but Matt has a lot of energy, you can feel it when you read his writing. He is a Catholic cool guy, who is prone to injuries such as breaking his foot while playing the harmonica, but during his recovery, he starts to grow wiser in his faith.
Although this book was about the author’s surgery, it was clearly written for his wife, Nell. A strong woman who took her vows of, “In sickness and in health,” seriously, all while enrolled in a doctoral program. Matt does not let this go unnoticed. He starts to see God in her after she, time and time again, took care of him, never leaving his side. In the last chapter of the book, Matt tells us how much he loves his ordinary life and that the ordinary or mundane is now what he looks forward to with his wife. Their love for each other is greatly displayed in this book and their marriage mirrors, I know what is God’s hope for every Catholic marriage, and that is love and wisdom.
About the Author: http://www.loyolapress.com/authors/matt-weber