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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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Matters of Life & Death (fully revised)

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 pages

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Hard Questions about Health and Healing

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:

  • How can scientific doctors possibly be Christians
  • What is 'the image of God'?
  • What are health, healing and healthcare?
  • What are 'gifts of healing'?
  • Why is complementary / alternative medicine so popular?
  • Do healing miracles happen today?
  • Why does God allow suffering?
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CMF Special Pack

CMF Special Pack
Pack of four booklets available at a Christmas sale price of £6 (normally £2 each)
This pack comprises the four booklets:
  • Changing Culture, Changing Values
  • The Divine Drama
  • The Christian Call to Social Justice
  • Serving in Babylon: Daniel's Story
Looking at how the Christian faith and biblical truth shapes our values in the face of a changing culture and changing social values, these four booklets are a resource to help all Christians working at the coalface of medicine and nursing live out their faith creatively and constructively in their places of work,

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John Wyatt Pack

John Wyatt Pack
Special Christmas Sale Pack - three titles for £15 (normal price £22.98)
'[John Wyatt] writes from a rare combination of personal and clinical experience… and a commitment to live as a Christian in twenty-first century medicine' Dr Trevor Stammers - St Mary's College.

Emeritus Professor of neonatal paediatrics at University College London and renowned Christian thinker and author, John Wyatt explores issues at the sharp interface between Christianity and modern medicine. Whether looking at the ethical implications of modern medical technologies, the debate around euthanasia and assisted suicide, or at what the Bible teaches us about how to approach death, Professor Wyatt's books are readable, biblical, challenging and timely.
We are offering as a special sale bundle:
  • Matters of Life and Death
  • Dying Well
  • Right to Die

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Contraception: a guide to ethical use

Contraception: a guide to ethical use
Contraception is a complex and controversial issue.
One of the reasons for this is that the mechanisms by which certain contraceptives may act on any particular occasion cannot be known for certain.

How Shall we navigate a confusing array of options whilst remaining faithful to God? Where clear and convincing evidence is lacking, humility, openness and a refusal to spring to judgement are fitting approaches.

This booklet seeks not to instruct but to inform, outlining the known mechanisms and effectiveness of contraceptives in current use. Our hope is that it will aid both Christian couples and health professionals in their decision-making.More Info...

Pregnancy and Abortion Your Choice

Pregnancy and Abortion Your Choice
Facing an unintended pregnancy? How can you make your own choice? Would abortion be a safe and sound solution now and in the future? This handbook, written by a team of women and men, covers parenting, abortion and adoption. With chapters for teenagers, men and other major issues. In Part 1, an experienced female pregnancy counsellor provides a simple step-by-step guide to making your own decision. Part 2 explores the options ahead for all involved and answers questions you may have. Part 3 digs deeper into health-concerns after abortion that are often overlooked.More Info...

Changing Culture, Changing Values

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.

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Abortion - doctors' duties and rights

Abortion - doctors' duties and rights
Doctors are often one of the first sources of information and advice for women with an unplanned pregnancy, and they have a unique responsibility for determining whether abortion requests fulfil statutory grounds.
Many CMF members have requested information, help and advice when dealing with abortion requests or when helping women with an unplanned pregnancy in their decision-making.
This booklet sets out questions and areas of concern raised by our members with regards to abortion. In response, it provides detailed information on the legal and professional duties and rights of doctors. Issues range from informed consent, conscientious objection and referrals, to handling conflict and alternative options, while ensuring that patient care remains the primary concern.More Info...

Faith and action

Faith and action
At the beginning of the twenty-first century we are facing unprecedented ethical challenges. One would expect that Christians who accept the Bible as their sole and sufficient authority would be bold and clear in responding to these challenges, but all too often there is a reluctance to speak out. Dr Peter Saunders explains why. He discusses the heresies which compromise the biblical call to obedience.

This publication is also available as a free pdf download - click here to download your free copy.
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