CMF on Facebook CMF on Twitter CMF on YouTube RSS Get in Touch with CMF
menu resources

Does God Still Do Miracles? - An MD Examines (Book Review)

summer 2008

From triple helix - summer 2008 - Does God Still Do Miracles? - An MD Examines (Book Review) [pp16-18]

PDF version
(Right click and choose 'save as...' to download a printable version of this article)

Brad Burke - Kingsway Publications 2006 - £6.99 Pb 160pp - ISBN 0 78144 2826

This excellent short book deserves to be widely read, not least by Christian doctors and church leaders. 'Health and wealth prosperity teaching' flourishes across the world. Bible teachers should understand what the Bible says about wealth, but medical people with pastoral hearts are needed in every congregation to unravel the 'mysteries' about healing. Dr Burke considers the distinctive features of Christ's miracles before comparing them to the apparent miracles of faith healers. He rightly focuses on Kathryn Kuhlman who has been so influential – Benny Hinn visits her grave to acquire 'anointing' from her bones! Her work was devastatingly exposed by Dr William Nolen who volunteered as an usher for one of her miracle services to see closely what was going on. Similarly, Burke closely observed Hinn's performances, noting that patients with visible deformities were kept away from the stage. Their findings fit closely with my own investigations of Morris Cerullo and others. Burke draws on the views of well known Christian doctors and touches briefly on Lourdes. Finally, he discusses the main Bible passages healers use to justify themselves. I have very few criticisms of this book. It is readable, comprehensive and deeply compelling.

Article written by Peter May

More from triple helix: summer 2008

  • A farcical footnote in history? - The HFE Bill
  • 'Diamond geezer' or ripe for retirement? - The NHS at 60
  • Abortion upper limit - We lost the vote but won the nation
  • A perfect storm - Micah's challenge about justice in global health
  • Advance decisions to refuse treatment - Ethical and practical concerns
  • The NHS at 60
  • Let's communicate about abortion
  • Conscience in the consultation
  • Christ in the Consultation
  • Is Christian faith good for health?
  • Ex-gays? - A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation (Book Review)
  • Making Sense of Medical Ethics - A Hands-on Guide (Book Review)
  • Elements of Medical Law (2nd edition) (Book Review)
  • Miracle at Tenwek (Book Review)
  • The Dawkins Delusion (Book Review)
  • God at work - Living every day with purpose (Book Review)
  • Setting Up Community Health Programmes (Book Review)
  • Does God Still Do Miracles? - An MD Examines (Book Review)
  • God's Undertaker - Has Science Buried God? (Book Review)
  • Future Perfect? - God, Medicine and Human Identity (Book Review)
  • Abortion - The Patient's and the Doctor's Dilemma (Book Review)
  • Eutychus
  • News from abroad
  • Cynicism in the surgery
  • Letters
  • Forsaken your first love?
  • Christian Medical Fellowship:
    uniting & equipping Christian doctors & nurses
    Contact Phone020 7234 9660
    Contact Address6 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1HL
    © 2019 Christian Medical Fellowship. A company limited by guarantee.
    Registered in England no. 6949436. Registered Charity no. 1131658.
    Design: S2 Design & Advertising Ltd   
    Technical: ctrlcube