An excellent introductory biography of Schweitzer and his accomplishments- mental, spiritual and physical- this delves in to Schweitzer's writings as well as the events that took place in his remarkable life. A well developed sense of narrative relives Schweitzer's boyhood. There is the first shock of recognition that other people are worse off than he, a parson's son, and the following quarrels with his father result from Albert's sincere refusal to avail himself of the luxuries other boys can't have. Music entered his life quickly and naturally and soon after he began organ lessons, Albert was proficient and sensitive enough to give concerts. Musician, theologian, and philosopher- Schweitzer became all these when advanced studies were undertaken. ""But having won wide recognition in all three fields, Schweitzer was still hunting for his true path in life and when he found it, decided to study medicine and to be of some use in Africa. His story, told colorfully and intimately by Jo Manton, has a quietly cumulative inspirational value.