Foundations - a survival guide for junior doctors
New updated edition for 2018.
Numerous Oxford Handbooks guide doctors expertly through the maze of clinical decision making, but until now there has been no book offering the same approach to many of the questions faced by Christian junior doctors.
Foundations fills the gap, drawing on both previously published and newly written material to deliver a 'survival guide' for the Christian in the first few years of medical practice. Most issues are covered in a double page spread, short enough to be read and processed over a cup of coffee.
As well as pressing issues of ethics, topics covered include medical mission, marriage and singleness - even working for CMF! Buy one for yourself and one for a friend or colleague.More Info...
Matters of Life & Death (fully revised)
An extensively revised edition of John Wyatt's Matters of Life and Death. The first edition in 1998 arose from the 'London Lectures' on ethics given by Professor Wyatt for the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.
The book and the accompanying audio versions have been massively influential around the world. There have been many reprints and translations - including Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish.
This edition, published in 2009, deals with new subjects which have arisen in bioethics, and perhaps more importantly, some of the author's new understandings and insights from the last ten years. All this new material is found in this expanded 300 page book. This time there is an accompanying website, with indicators in the book to show when regularly updated material can be found on the website.
This title is available to UK & Irish CMF students at a discounted price via the Take and Read pagesMore Info...
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.More Info...
At a given moment
In healthcare there often comes a moment in which the patient opens up a window into their worldview. This can throw sudden light on their condition and its management, leading to profound insights if the clinician is willing and ready to respond. This moment is a gift not to be ignored.
Graham McAll has worked as a general surgeon and inner city GP. In this book he has gathered a combination of personal anecdotes and reflections from around the world which illustrate the value of understanding the patient's worldview and spiritual background. There are many intriguing examples and practical tips to help you do this well, along with some pitfalls to avoid!
In a controversial area, Graham clarifies misunderstandings about what constitutes acceptable professional behaviour and explains how the clinician's own faith can be expressed.
We see that this is no trivial issue; a patient's worldview affects how they cope with illness and can even have an impact on their survival.More Info...
Hard Questions about Health and Healing
Society is obsessed with health but uncertain what it is. Modern medicine's 'miracles' appear to offer eternal life but ultimately disappoint, and while parts of the church never pray for healing others over-emphasise it.
Biblical and balanced, readable yet researched, this book is for professionals and public who want credible answers to hard questions like:
The Human Journey
We all have questions about health: Will my child be healthy? What if I get cancer? Why do I sometimes feel so down? What about dementia in my later years?|
Today we see the health needs of different countries in more details than ever before. How are we to be good neighbours in the global community? Almost every day brings reports of new advances in medical technology. But how can we decide whether it's right to use them?
The Human Journey sets out a framework for thinking about these issues biblically. In an ever-changing world, the Bible's timeless truths offer a firm foundation to engage with health-related questions. Above all, our questions about health and wellbeing need to be seen in the greater context of God's design for humanity, the universe and everything - his plan to unite all things under Jesus Christ.
This book accompanies an eight-part course which aims to equip Christians to think biblically about health and to encourage better incorporation of healthcare expertise into church life and ministry. It can be read alone, but will be most useful explored and discussed in the context of the course.
Please see the Human Journey website for more details.More Info...
Changing Culture, Changing Values
Advances in technology and medicine appear to promise so much. But many of these advances pose big ethical questions. How do we decide what is right or wrong? |
Society no longer holds an agreed moral and ethical consensus. Traditional ethical codes have been eroded and often an atheistic worldview dominates the 'mountains of our culture' - business, government, media and education. Moral relativism rules.
All the more reason, then, why Christians need to be sure about the biblical foundations of their faith and take ethical issues seriously. Peter Saunders, CMF Chief Executive, explores how we can engage with these often difficult issues and show Christ's character and compassion to those around us.
Serving in Babylon: Daniel's Story
When Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 587 BC, the nation of Judah was taken to Babylon in an exile that would last 70 years. As God's people in a foreign land that was hostile to their faith and values, they faced the challenge of living and serving as 'aliens and strangers'. There was great pressure to close ranks or to forget who they were. |
The temptation was either to retreat into an escapist spiritual ghetto or simply to compromise and become no different from those around them.
But the prophet Jeremiah instead urged the exiles, who included Daniel and his friends, to become fully engaged with their new society, whilst maintaining their distinctiveness as believers faithful to God - to be truly in the world but not of the world.
Christians living in 21st century Britain and serving in the NHS face similar challenges to those of Daniel. In this booklet, Peter Saunders, CMF Chief Executive, encourages Christian Healthcare professionals to be fruitful yet distinctive as they serve God in Today's NHS.
The Divine Drama
God has given us all we need to know in the Bible - his divine drama. In this Bible overview, Peter Saunders, CMF Cheif Executive, outlines the great story of creation, fall, salvation and new creation. The bulk of the Bible deals with the story of salvation, the account of God's plan to rescue his people and to reconcile the universe to himself. Quite simply, from the beginning to the end, it's all about Jesus. |
If you're looking for a simple overview of how it all fits together, then this is for you.
The Christian Call to Social Justice
Christians are called to proclaim the gospel, but what about social justice issues? William Wilberforce is best known for is work in abolishing the slave trade, but was also a deeply committed evangelical Christian with a broad agenda for reforming society.|
Throughout the Bible, God used people to have a phenomenal influence on their culture - Joseph, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel and others.
Likewise today, Peter Saunders, CMF Chief Executive, encourages Christians to be 'not of the world' but to be deeply engaged in it, influencing the direction of culture; to preach Jesus as Lord of the whole universe and ourselves as his servants walking in his footsteps.