Item description for False Positive by William Cutrer, Sandra Glahn & Cutrer...
Overview Second-year medical resident Julien "Red" Richison becomes suspicious about the medical practices of a nearby abortion clinic after a woman is rushed to the emergency room suffering from massive blood loss.
Publishers Description After a woman is rushed to the ER in shock from massive blood loss, second-year medical resident Julien “Red” Richison becomes suspicious about the procedures being practiced at the nearby “VIP” abortion clinic.
Soon, with the help of Bethany Fabrazio, director of a pro-life women's clinic, Red finds himself investigating what goes on behind closed doors at VIP. But what Bethany and Red don't know is that some VIP doctors will stop at nothing to keep their secrets under wraps–even if it means taking Red's life.
Addressing with sensitivity and conviction some of the most crucial moral, ethical, medical and spiritual issues of our time–including sanctity of life, bio-ethics, RU-486, ectopic pregnancy, in vitro fertilization, abortion, fetal tissue research, post-abortion emotional and spiritual recovery–False Positive take readers on a fast-paced thrill-ride ride and bring them face-to-face with the inseparable miracles of God's forgiveness and grace. William Cutrer, M.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a recognized expert in reproductive technology and medical ethics and is a licensed obstetrician/gynecologist who specialized in the treatment of infertility. Sandra Glahn, Th.M., is a member of the adjunct faculty at Dallas Theological Seminary and is editor of the DTS publication Kindred Spirit. She serves on the advisory board of Hannah's Prayer, a national organization providing information and support to infertility patients and providers. Together, they are the best-selling authors of Lethal Harvest and Deadly Cure.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.83" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jul 16, 2002
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578565677 ISBN13 9781578565672
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More About William Cutrer, Sandra Glahn & Cutrer
William Cutrer, M.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a recognized expert in reproductive technology and medical ethics and is a licensed obstetrician/gynecologist who specialized in the treatment of infertility. Sandra Glahn, Th.M., is a member of the adjunct faculty at Dallas Theological Seminary and is editor of the DTS publication "Kindred Spirit." She serves on the advisory board of Hannah s Prayer, a national organization providing information and support to infertility patients and providers. Together, they are the best-selling authors of "Lethal Harvest "and" Deadly Cure. ""
William Cutrer currently resides in Louisville, in the state of Kentucky. William Cutrer was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about False Positive?
Caveat Emptor Apr 10, 2007
Update: After reading more about how crisis pregnancy centers operate, in addition to my own re-thinking of this issue, I can't endorse this book. (I will keep the plot summary I originally wrote just for information sake, however.) As purely a novel, it's well-written. But the picture it gives of crisis pregnancy centers is skewed from the reality of them (just do a search for crisis pregnancy centers in Google News or an academic database, and you'll see what I mean). In addition, the abortion issue is not really explored beyond a surface manner. So, caveat emptor.
The basic story concerns one Dr. Red Richison, a 2nd-year resident who after treating women for complications resulting from botched abortions at the local VIP (Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy)abortion clinic, begins to suspect some shady dealings. In his investigation, he finds out that the head doctor, Dr. Ophion, is not giving clients with substantial insurance coverage the proper medication along with RU-486. The result: they develop further complications and have to come back to the clinic for more procedures, resulting in more profits for the clinic. Along the way, he becomes romantically involved with Bethany Fabrizio, the director of the Women's Choice Clinic (a crisis pregnancy center). Also prominently featured in the novel is Dr. Dalmuth Kedar, who struggles to keep his sister Regan's premature baby alive in an artificial womb, with Red's help. The ending is a happy one, yet everything is not exactly "all right." If you read the book, you'll understand.
The authors are not "balanced" in the presentation of their message, and don't pretend to be. Yet the book is not preachy, and is accessible to a wide audience. One problem I had with it is that some of the conflicts were resolved a little too neatly. For example, someone at the VIP clinic, on learning of Red's investigation, tries to sabotage him. The way the perpetrator is caught, it just seems too easy. Plus, Red and Bethany have a fight over Red's ex-fiance and Bethany apparently going to the clinic for an abortion. The way this was resolved did not ring entirely true for me. But still, the authors know how to craft a page-turner, which is mainly what the intended audience is probably looking for. This is one of the few novels that has abortion as an explicit part of the plot that I'm aware of, so it's worth checking out at the library; just don't expect a compelling exploration of the issue.
amazing Jun 15, 2006
I could not put this book down. It it a great story with an amazing message. Instead of unrealistically making the abortionists all bad and the pro-lifers all good, the authors have crafted multi-dimensional and human characters. You will love it!
False Positive--a Medical Thriller that makes you think Sep 4, 2002
I couldn't put False Positive down. The authors really have a knack for clear, page-turning writing. Characterization was great, and I appreciated the humanness of the characters as well as the real struggles that people face in the abortion arena. It was dealt with sensitively, and with candor and reality.
Real People and Real Situations Aug 31, 2002
A morality play...disguised as a medical mystery...with the requisite dash of romance? Hmm, was this worth my time?
Although I believe in the sanctity of life, the subject matter of this book almost kept me from reading it. I feared a thinly veiled anti-abortion discourse--and one thing I don't handle well is agenda-heavy fiction. If you want to make a point, make sure to entertain and tell a good story at the same time. That's why Grisham's legal thrillers continue to sell even while taking on the tobacco industry, the homeless crisis, etc.
Cutrer and Glahn dispelled my fears quickly. The medical details, the unflinching looks at difficult subjects, and the likeable characters drew me in. ...
Although "False Positive" doesn't have the immediate hook of a Grisham-type thriller, it does have the very human motivations, readable dialogue, and ethical dilemmas that Grisham has used to such marvelous effect. The authors handle this medical mystery with maturity, surprises, and grace. As the story draws a growing number of characters together, the action accelerates and the emotional impact rises. While never veering from their spiritual beliefs, the authors (and publisher) demonstrate open minds and open hearts. Beware: stanch advocates of either side of the abortion debate will cry foul, but this book rises above the mudslinging. Cutrer and Glahn raise questions not easily answered by either side. They write about real people who don't always agree. And I liked that.
In fact, I liked this book. A lot! Although "False Positive" was my first read by these authors, it will not be my last.
Tender approach to an explosive subject Aug 29, 2002
False Positive is a fast-paced novel that handles the volatile subject of abortion in a tender and compassionate way. So often the debate between the pro-life and pro-choice camps deteriorate into name calling and vicious attacks. This book does NOT do that, but gently probes the deep questions without bogging down in theory or theology. The characters in the book present a variety of views and circumstances drawn from the real world are incorporated. (One of the authors is an OB-BYN physician.)
The characters are real and it should be required reading for those who have strong opinions on either side of the abortion question. All but the staunchest defenders of abortion, under ANY circumstances, will find this book worthwhile. This book is especially timely for women contemplating abortion as well as comforting to those who may struggle after having an abortion.
The heroes of the book (and the real world) are the tireless volunteers who give of themselves to help women facing unwanted pregnancies. Thumbs up to the authors.