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The Doctor's Life of Faith

The Doctor's Life of Faith
'Am I what I wanted to be?'
'Am I on the right track?'
'What's life all about anyway?'

When life is hard or our plans run into the ground, these questions quickly arise. But perhaps these are the wrong questions. We should be asking, 'Am I the sort of person God intended me to be?'' 'what is God's intention for my life?'

The Doctor's Life of Faith opens up the Bible's story to reveal not only God's plan for your life, but his eternal master plan for his people. At the heart of God's plan for the world is his intention of making sinful men and women more and more like Jesus.

Janet Goodall draws on her experience as a paediatrician in the UK and Africa to show how this life-transforming plan will spur you on to live a life that is pleasing to God. She shows that though we will face many trials along the way, the glorious result will be worth it.
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Surviving the Foundation Years

Surviving the Foundation Years

Staying close to God during the busy first years of medical work is a challenge.

The principles outlined here were a great help to me in keeping God's word central, maintaining fellowship with other Christians, and remembering that Jesus had a purpose for me in my work, even when I was too busy or tired to see it. The practical tips given were most useful.

I hope other readers will get as much from this booklet as I did – and not only survive the Foundation years but actively thrive during them.

Dr Laurence Crutchlow, CMF Associate Head of Student Ministries

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Travelling Light

Travelling Light

Daily Bible meditations for student electives

Travelling Light - a companion for your elective helping you:

  • shine the light of God's word on your experiences
  • look at people and places through God's eyes
  • readings and reflections by professionals who've gone before you
  • encouragement, insight and fresh challenges.

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Right to die?

Right to die?

The case for assisted suicide seems to compelling. Surely it can't be wrong to help desperate people to kill themselves. Don't we have a right to take our own lives - in certain circumstances?

John Wyatt helps us to navigate the arguments with hearts and heads engaged, and above all with our Bibles open. There are practical and compassionate alternatives to assisted suicide, and as many who have gone before us have found, the end of our lives on this earth may turn out to be a strange and wonderful opportunity for growth and internal healing.

John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at University College London and author of Matters of Life and Death (IVP).

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Serving Christ in Medicine (audio)

Serving Christ in Medicine (audio)
A collection of classic talks by Rev Dr John Stott from the International Conference of Christian Medical Students held in Oxford in 1980.

This collection includes five talks on the subjects of:
Disc 1: our personal integrity.
Disc 2: our vocational service.
Disc 3: our social responsibility.
Disc 4: our ethical distinctiveness and our global perspective.

These newly-restored recordings are available as a set of four audio cds.

Listen to sample here

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Can it be Me?

Can it be Me?
Already a best-selling author for Honourably Wounded, she gives open, honest and humorous insights into her own life. This fully illustrated book is both moving and inspiring.

Marjory has spent over 30 years as a medical missionary in India and Nepal. Responding to huge needs, she later specialised in psychiatry and became the director of a leading Christian Psychiatric Centre in India.

Since then she has had an itinerant ministry amongst the missionary community in over 40 countries and she continues to inspire and motivate all those she meets - both personally or via her writing.
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Christians in the firing line

Christians in the firing line
What do a doctor, and electrician, a beautician, a magistrate, a nurse and a counsellor have in common?
These are amongst many professional people who have encountered serious problems at work because of their Christian faith. Some have lost their jobs and others have faced censure.
Marginalisation of Christians in Euroope, and particularly in the UK, is becoming more common. Members of Parliament and even bishops may debate the subject, often concluding that there is no problem, but the issue is no longer academic if it is your job under threat, your livelihood and beliefs that are at stake.
This book examines the cases of thirteen people who have been warned, blacklisted, suspended or dismissed for refusing to compromise their biblical principles in the face of an officialdom seemingly hell-bent on bowing down to the 'god' of political correctness and secularism. Some of the cases considered (a street preacher and a city councillor) are about public witness beyond the workplace.
Those who are under attack have found in their struggles that they need not stand alone. There are Christian lawyers who have joined together with the organisation called Christian Concern to seek to protect the rights of those who imply wish to stand up for what they believe to be true and good.
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The Fight

The Fight

With so many Christian books on so many different topics, do you find it difficult to know where to start? Try this: The Fight offers an overall, Bible-based quide to the Christian life as a whole. Psychiatrist John White makes clear what it means to be born again, describing our new status before God and looking in more detail at how we can live this out. The book is set out in short, easily digestible chapters and covers everything from prayer, Bible reading and guidance, to faith, holiness and the devil. White identifies the areas in which we may struggle and provides very practical advice for Christian living. He's careful not to create a legalistic, box-ticking exercise, but constantly reminds us of the wonders of God's grace and our motivation to bring him glory. As well as being a perfect starter for new Christians, this book is a great encouragement for those already running the race. The Fight is a serious and timely reminder of our role in the struggle, as we eagerly await the return of Christ.

This title is available to UK & Irish CMF students at a discounted price via the Take and Read pages

Review by Clare Bird, Leeds

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Nurses Bible: New Testament, Psalms, & Proverbs

Nurses Bible: New Testament, Psalms, & Proverbs
The Nurses Bible contains nurses' own stories - their personal testimonies and accounts of how God has made a difference in their lives: in the lives of individual nurses and their patients.


Their frank stories

  • illustrate what it means to be a Christian nurse in a secular society
  • reassure other Christian nurses
  • offer a source of inspiration
  • acknowledge that being a Christian really does make a difference
  • reveal that there is a commonality to our experience
  • remind us God is around us, in us and with us: that we are not alone


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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel
WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT OF US? Is faith just about going to Church, studying the Bible and avoiding the most serious sins – or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it?

Over ten years ago, Richard Sterns came face to face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. Stern's journey there took much more than a long flight to Africa. It took answering God's call on his life, a call that tore him out of his corner office at one of America's most prestigious corporations – to walk with the poorest of the poor in our world.

The Hole in Our Gospel is the compelling true story of a corporate CEO who set aside worldly success for something far more significant, and discovered the full power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change his own life. He uses his journey to demonstrate how the gospel – the whole gospel – was always meant to be a world changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with us

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