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Dr Andrew Fergusson’s Hard Questions About Health and Healing tackles Christian views on health and healing from a medical perspective

Published: 13th April 2005

Former General Secretary of the Christian Medical Fellowship, Dr Andrew Fergusson has published an important new book, which offers a Christian medical perspective on health and healing. Hard Questions about Health and Healing, which is published by the CMF (price £10) also aims to bridge the wide divide between health professionals (many of who are Christian) and Christians who regularly pray for healing.

Society is obsessed with health but is uncertain what it is. The ‘miracles’ of medicine seem to point to a disease and pain-free future but ultimately disappoint. Parts of the church never pray for healing whilst others place too much emphasis on it. Biblical and balanced, well researched yet very readable, the book provides credible answers to some of the hard questions that often perplex health professionals, pastors, thinking Christians and the general public:

  • How can scientific doctors possibly be Christian?
  • What are health, healing and healthcare?
  • What are ‘gifts of healing’?
  • Why are complementary and alternative forms of medicine so popular?
  • Do healing miracles happen today?
  • Why does God allow suffering?

In his preface, Dr Fergusson comments: “The way Christian health professionals think through health and healing is important because what we think determines what we do. Every country in the world is uncertain about the way ahead for healthcare, particularly with regard to resources. I hope this book will contribute to the best use of resources and will benefit the health of individuals and populations.”

Hard Questions about Health and Healing by Dr Andrew Fergusson, published by Christian Medical Fellowship 2005, price £10. ISBN 0 906747 34 1

Read more and order the book here.

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Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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