Random Acts of Surgery
Working book cover for the Random Acts of Surgery, the autobiography of Hadrian Mâr Élijah Bar Israël
|Author||Hadrian Mâr Élijah Bar Israël|
|Cover artist||Hadrian Mâr Élijah Bar Israël|
Random Acts of Surgery is the autobiography of Hadrian Mâr Élijah Bar Israël, outlining his unique struggle to meet the challenges of manhood, wisdom, and holiness in our age. Raised in the US and Canada, in the adverse environment of foster care and group homes, he overcame all the odds in order to build his own personal path to success.
In it he talks frankly about surviving abortion, extreme child abuse, racism, as well as his personal struggles with Autism, gender identity, synesthesia, and his lifelong fight against the debilitating effects of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Serving as a bishop of the Orthodox Church for seventeen years, he founded the Nazarani Church in 2012 on principles learned from an unbiased reading of the Aramaic scriptures. He has written eighteen books and more than five hundred articles on diverse subjects in the fields of history, law, linguistics, human rights, psychology, sociology, nutrition, complementary medicine and biochemistry. He also created the Netseran dialect of Aramaic, practiced law and medicine. He has also translated the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Hénok and a number of other non-canonical works, and is now translating the Bible from the original languages.
He also addresses the issues surrounding his personal retreat from Christianity, and outlines the underlying problems with our political systems, and the change in social narratives that will prevent the institutions of old from ever again returning to the place of prominence they once held within our societies.