Edited by Andrew Fergusson and Steve Fouch
£5 RRP (but £2 on 12-12 scheme)
A brilliant book - at the same time both easy and challenging to read. The short chapters lend themselves to the busy student who's reading between lectures of clinics, and are written in an engaging and personal style. With 15 short accounts there's bound to be a story at really touches you, or gives ideas either for working abroad or supporting overseas healthcare workers. It's a real challenge to read this book and not be inspired or stirred.
Qualifying and working abroad may seem far away now but this book has something to say to everyone; from students to qualified doctors and healthcare workers to those who've retired. As a student I feel pretty radical and adventurous, but it's very clear that God's plans are much more extravagant and daring than we imagine. Although I have a heart for working abroad, this book surprisingly also spoke to the part of me that is considering staying in the UK and showed how God can use people dramatically wherever they are. Each story is written by a different person, in a different style and with different adventures; however the recurring theme is that with God all things are possible!
Jonathan Sunkersing is a clinical medical student in Southampton.