Three rich and true-to-life case studies illustrate the urgency of such bioethical issues as reproductive and genetic technologies, abortion, forgoing treatment, assisted suicide, stem cell research, and human enhancement technologies, to help you understand and constructively engage bioethical challenges with the resources of Christian wisdom and ministry. Leading Christian voices bring biblical and theological perspective to bear on the incredible medical technologies available today; mobilize useful insights from health care, law, and business; and demonstrate the powerful ways the church can make a difference through counseling, pastoral care, intercultural ministry, preaching, and education. This book equips students, church and lay leaders, and people in health-related fields with the knowledge to make faithful bioethical decisions and to help foster a world where human beings are shown respect as people created in the image of God. By, John F. Kilner, PhD.Read More
When Missions Shape the Mission unpacks a statistical study of traditionally evangelical churches that reveals their anemic level of commitment to the biblical mandate of making Christ known around the world. Veteran pastor David Horner makes the data easy to understand, challenging other pastors to radically assign their best leadership.Read More
Native drums beat an eerie rhythm through the darkness of the jungle. The blind boy, Mubofu, had been secretly bringing children from hostile Chief Chikoti’s village to the hospital for treatment, but now the boy has mysteriously disappeared. Is this part of Chikoti’s evil attack against the Jungle Doctor and his medicine? Will the Jungle Doctor prevail against the power of witchcraft? Another thrilling adventure from Paul White based in Mvumi Hospital in Tanzania. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Ages 8-9, Grades 3-4.Read More
Yet again the Jungle Doctor is in the thick of a battle for people’s lives. There is so much that good medicine can do to tackle injuries and disease, yet local customs and superstitions are causing problems. The hospital staff is actually held back from saving a woman’s life! Despite poor operating conditions and limited equipment and drugs, other lives are saved. Through it all the Jungle Doctor and his staff know that God answers prayer. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.Read More
When highly respected neurosurgeon Dr. David Levy decided to ask his patients whether he could pray with them prior to surgery, he had no idea what to expect. What if the surgery went poorly–who would be to blame?Read More
Nearly every infertile couple will consider assisted reproduction at some point. Yet the veritable alphabet soup of complex and often expensive options can be bewildering–as can be the advice, generally unsought, that a couple hears from loved ones and well-meaning counselors.Read More
In the revised and updated version of this harrowing yet deeply inspirational exposé, award-winning journalist David Batstone gives the most up-to-date information available on the $31 billion human trafficking epidemic.Read More
Day after day disease and illness walk through the doors of the Mvumi hospital. A deaf man is cured remarkably quickly and his hearing completely restored by one visit to the Jungle Doctor. Others have more serious illnesses and take longer to heal, especially those who have been ‘treated’ by the witchdoctor beforehand. Abcesses, broken arms, cataracts and burns all urgently require medical assistance. Even someone who needs spectacles or false teeth can be helped by the Jungle Doctor. But each arrival is more than just another ‘patient’—they are people and they all have a story—and each one goes into the Jungle Doctor’s casebook. Ages 8-9, Grade 3-4.Read More
As the fiery sun sets over the dry sands the Jungle Doctor is once again in danger. He is there to bring the message of peace as well as medicine…but will anyone listen? Ages 8-9, Grade 3-4.Read More
Jungle Doctor becomes ill himself and has to rest and then recover by travelling to another part of Tanganika. Mboga, his assistant tries to be helpful but often with rather disastrous but sometimes amusing results. Ages 8-9, Grade 3-4.Read More
Nothing derails global partnerships more quickly than cultural misunderstandings about finances. North Americans don’t understand cultural expectations of patronage, and Western money often comes with subtle strings attached.Read More
The worldwide church is more interconnected than ever before. Africans work with Australians in India. Koreans plant churches in London and Los Angeles. But globalization creates challenges, since different cultures often have conflicting assumptions about leadership values and styles.Read More
Clinical ethics is a relatively new discipline within medicine, generated not so much by the “Can we?” questions of fact and prognosis that physicians usually address, but primarily by the more uncomfortable gray areas having to do with “Should we? questions. Should we use a feeding tube for Mom? How should we deal with our baby about to be born with life-threatening anomalies? Should our son be taken off dialysis, even though he’ll die without it? What should we do with our mentally ill sister, who has proven that she is untreatable? In this book, Orr draws on his extensive medical knowledge and experience to offer a wealth of guidance regarding real-life dilemmas in clinical ethics. Replete with instructive case studies, Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor is an invaluable resource that reintroduced the human element to a discussion so often detached from the very people it claims to be concerned about.Read More
Disasters are becoming more frequent in the U.S. and around the globe. Ask yourself, “Am I prepared?” Written by a leading expert in global disaster relief, this hope-filled book offers a practical, step by step, 21-day plan that will help prepare you and your loved ones for disasters.Read More
There are dark and dangerous events afoot in Mvumi. The Jungle Doctor not only has to look out for the needs of his sick patients but he also has to keep an eye out for his staff. There is a poisoner on the loose and they are all in danger as Dawa, the witchdoctor has vengeance on his mind. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.Read More
The Jungle Doctor is in the thick of adventure and danger yet again. This time there is a vicious village to contend with and someone has been stabbed. But with God’s help the Jungle Doctor and his medical team save lives, and not only that, they share the real life saving truth of Jesus Christ. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.Read More
Articles written especially for doctors by Al Weir, MD and CMDA’s ethics statements are printed in a special section.
The Doctor’s Bible contains the full text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, one of today’s most accurate and readable translations, in a compact, easily accessed resource for busy doctors and dentists who work hourly under heavy demands and expectations. In addition to the biblical text, the Doctor’s Bible has several articles, written by CMDA’s own Dr. Al Weir, that enable doctors to see opportunities to witness for Christ. It also includes the text of CMDA ethics statements on some of the most difficult and controversial topics in medical ethics. All of this is bound in black bonded leather, and is a handy 4.5″ x 7″ x 1″ size. By, Al Weir, MDRead More
The Jungle Doctor has a battle to fight while trying to save people’s lives. Infections and disease he can defeat with medicine and good hygiene, but Nje, the witchdoctor, cooks the stings of scorpions in his evil potions. Instead of bringing health and joy to his patients, he brings sickness, fear, and even death. However, the time comes when the witchdoctor urgently needs the help of the Jungle Doctor himself. Nje’s life depends on it. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.Read More
This is not just a book about surgery, or even about surgery in a remote jungle station. It is about God and His unpredictable working in the life and ministry of a missionary kid from Cambodia who ends up as a medical doctor at an isolated hospital in Gabon, West Africa.Read More
“No one could understand the Esperanza story and remain an atheist!” a volunteer told Dr. Kraus. Such comments prompted her to record the remarkable events which she and her friends experienced as they struggled to open and maintain an inner-city health center.Read More
A story of the great commission. Ernie Steury’s remarkable life and ministry as a medical missionary in Tenwek, Kenya, is recounted in this compelling biography. A humble Indiana farm boy, Ernie built one of the most successful medical mission facilities in the world.Read More
This is the first comprehensive guidebook to non-traditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format (2006).Read More
Health & Hope is presented by the International Christian Medical & Dental Association. This awe-inspiring picture book will give you hours of quiet reverie if you will sit and immerse yourself in its pages. Beautiful landscapes by celebrated photographer Ken Duncan.Read More
Women who are anxious to conceive – and who have yet to conceive – know about waiting. It’s the hallmark of infertility. You wait in doctors’ offices for endless prescriptions to be filled, or for the pregnancy test indicator to light up.Read More
The last thing we want to do in cross-cultural ministry is to offend people in our host cultures. Unfortunately, all too often our actions inadvertently communicate superiority, paternalism, imperialism, and arrogance.Read More
This exciting autobiography of Dr. Foulkes was written because a statement in a book for retiring missionaries challenged him: “During your missionary career God did a lot of wonderful things for you. It is now your responsibility to share those things with others.”Read More
As a medical practitioner, Dr. Swenson sees a steady stream of exhausted, hurting people coming into his office. A majority of them are suffering from an uncontrolled societal epidemic: living without margin.Read More
Infertility changes everything, shattering dreams and breaking hearts. But hope is available—today more than ever. The Infertility Companion draws on the Bible and on current medical knowledge, including the latest research, to shed light on such questions as the following:
- Can people of faith ethically use high-tech infertility treatments?
- How do we make moral, biblical decisions about medical treatment, third-party reproduction, stem cell research, and embryo adoption?
- Is God punishing me?
- Does God even care?
- Will adoption increase our chances of getting pregnant?
- How can we reduce the stress of infertility on our marriage relationship?
- How can we keep sex from becoming a chore?
These theologically trained authors have taught at a variety of conferences on infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption, and they have helped thousands of couples face the future through their message of encouragement. The Infertility Companion includes discussion questions and a workbook suitable for individuals, couples, or small groups. Full of practical tips and true stories, this book will guide couples past the ethical pitfalls of assisted reproductive technologies as they travel the difficult road ahead. By, Sandra L. Glahn, ThM, and William R. Cutrer, MD.Read More
The journey ahead may seem overwhelming, but you have a companion—one that will not only walk you and your loved ones through the practical concerns of treatment and support but ground you in deep reassurance that God knows and cares.Read More
Prescriptions for peace. Fatigued? Swamped? Irritated? If you feel under-rested and overwhelmed, steal a minute to reflect and revitalize. In 180 daily readings, Dick Swenson addresses the need to close the gap between rest and exhaustion in our overloaded lives.Read More
The Call continues to stand as a classic, reflective work on life’s purpose. Best-selling author Os Guinness goes beyond our surface understanding of God’s call and addresses the fact that God has a specific calling for our individual lives.Read More
This book was written for everyone who has an interest in missions, from the praying and giving supporter back home to the missionary on the field or about to be. It is hoped that through reading this book many will be led to reconsider what role God would have them play in the missionary enterprise.Read More
“I just keep telling myself that if I try harder, I’ll be able to fix him;” “I spend all of my time and energy doing all the right things and trying to please everyone and yet, at the end of the day, I still feel guilty. Why?” If you identify with any of these statements, you–like one in four Americans–may be codependent. Let the doctors of the Minirth-Meier Clinic walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency, introducing a new dimension: the important stage of seeing God’s unconditional love as the answer to your deepest emotional needs and your hunger for love. By Robert Hemfelt, Ed.D., Frank Minirth MD, & Paul Meier, MD.Read More
“In the beginning, God” was present when the organization known as Christian Medical Society was birthed in the hearts of George Peterson and Kenneth Gieser. Little could they foresee what God would create from their humble vision, and only in eternity will we know the impact of these two men who yielded themselves to serve God and their medical colleagues.Read More
Adversity may be part of everyone’s experience. For most of us, it is just something we endure–to get through. But Ken Hekman took a different approach when faced with one of life’s most profound sorrows, the sudden death of his firstborn, a teenaged daughter.Read More
You can survive and flourish spiritually during medical or dental training – BUT, you can’t do it alone. Medical and dental ethics are about “doing the right thing.” Sounds simple, but it’s not. Most medical and dental schools include the study of ethical issues in their curriculum because of the recognition that modern healthcare generates lots of “should we?” questions. However, the healing professions have become thoroughly secularized in the past few generations and students of all ages, in all of the healing professions, need a sound Christian foundational understanding of how to answer such questions. This book is written to help Christian medical and dental students as they begin to struggle with what is right and wrong in healthcare. By, Robert D. Orr, M.D., C.M., & Fred Chay, DMin, PhD.Read More
Is God simply watching from a distance or are His hands guiding our every move? In this book, Swenson draws on his medical and natural science background to examine and reveal God’s majesty.Read More
A Christian’s Guide to Getting Into and Surviving Medical School Do you know a young person who is contemplating medicine as a career? This would be an excellent gift for them, so they can see what will lie ahead if they continue on this path.Read More
Whether at home or abroad, communicating with people of other cultures is difficult. It requires new ways of thinking and interpreting the world. When conflict arises, as it often does, the issues become even more confusing.Read More
This is a book which will help church leaders begin a community development program. Pastor Simon nurtured eleven church members through the process of becoming development facilitators, integrating spiritual and physical development in their towns and villages.Read More