As a scientist and man of faith, Bruce agonized over his nightmarish diagnosis of a terminal brain tumor. Glioblastoma is the deadliest brain cancer, a death sentence. Faced with likely extinction, Bruce began an uncertain pilgrimage without any helpful guide except for spotty medical articles, heady conversations with specialists, and rampant misinformation. He wrote his book to address this dearth of detail about a killer disease with rising incidence. He tells his story with light humor, hope-filled wonderment, and soul-driven resolve despite the odds of survival. He playfully combines science, spirituality, a Southern upbringing, and world travels as he scales this mountain of challenge.
A Pearl in the Brain is relevant to healthcare practitioners, academics and scientists, theologians, cancer survivors, and general readers concerned about how lifestyle and environment shape our health and spiritual well-being.