Compassionate Jesus Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  August 12, 2013

Compassionate Jesus: Rethinking the Christian’s Approach to Modern Medicine by Christopher W. BogoshThis week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Compassionate Jesus: Rethinking the Christian’s Approach to Modern Medicine by Christopher W. Bogosh. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“my wife works in the medical field and I thought I had a pretty good grasp of what I believed about the medical field from a Christian perspective. However, Mr. Bogosh really challenged my thought-process and caused me to re-think a lot of the things I thought were true about not only the medical field itself, but also how I should view myself interacting with that field from a Christian perspective.”
Reviewer: Joshua Davis (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Christopher Bogosh has presented the church with a very thought provoking book on modern medicine… I would recommend this book for any Christian”
Reviewer: Joey Parker (
Rating: 4 Stars

“The worldview that guides modern medicine is in stark contrast to a Christian one. Even if you are not familiar with the medical field, like myself, I would encourage you to get this book. The example it sets in letting the Gospel shape how we think is one to take note of.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Too often we seek medical attention first and save Jesus for the last resort. This book will inform you and give you clarity. This is a book every Christian needs to read.”
Reviewer: Amberly Zimmerman (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Christopher Bogosh has offered a thoughtful reflection on modern medicine as it applies to those at the end of their life, and gives pause for thought on one’s motives in seeking medical intervention.”
Reviewer: Tim Campbell (
Rating: 3 Stars

“Compassionate Jesus discusses the difference in mindset between the Bible’s stance on healthcare and the beliefs behind modern medicine. They are radically different… If you are wanting to read up more on Christianity and healthcare I do recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Heather Dannewitz (
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a must have for health professionals, Christians, and anyone interested in learning how to look at modern medicine and practices more ethically and biblically.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap (
Rating: 5 Stars

“The topic of healthcare is one that is avoided by many Christians and brushed over by the masses, but it shouldn’t be and this book does a fine job of bringing it back to the forefront. Excellent read.”
Reviewer: Rachel H.
Rating: 4 Stars

“Having worked as a doctor for over twenty one years and as a consultant in medicine for older people for nine of these, before my “retirement”, two and a half years ago, this book was something that I had wanted to see before… I recommend this book. It is helpful for those Christians who are employed in healthcare to have some basis on which to start to think about these issues and, subject to the differences in the UK, it would be a useful starter for others wanting to think through modern medicine from a Biblical worldview.”
Reviewer: Sarah Jones (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I enjoyed this book tremendously and highly recommend it to all. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, this is an important read. I pray that if I experience the same, God will grant the grace to practice the principles given in this book.”
Reviewer: Roger Leonhardt (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Personally this book was meaningful to me. I have been a chronic illness sufferer and have had to face many decisions through this. I have had to come to face the questions of just trusting the medical doctor’s advice as truth or researching the best possible option that would best honor God. This book speaks volumes to these issues. It is packed with great information and biblical examples. Definitely worth the read.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book, especially to pastors and lay leaders in the church. This should be used to provide counsel for individuals or families who find themselves facing a crisis of life and medicine.”
Reviewer: Kevin Sorensen (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found his challenges compelling, as an RN myself I need to consider what Bogosh has said and think about my own end of life decisions. This book will help take some of the pressure off end of life decisions but one should read it before one arrives there.”
Reviewer: Rusty Leonard (
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you’re looking for a book that will transform your thinking about medical science and you’re wondering what the Bible states about health and the health care system of today, then this book is definably the one to read! ”
Reviewer: Andrew Smith (
Rating: 5 Stars

“With the complexity of health care and insurance the way it is today, we all need to be forewarned and forearmed with information. But most of all, we need to keep all these issues within the purview of our Christian belief system.”
Reviewer: Beverly Terry (
Rating: 5 Stars

“What you will find in this book is a pastor/nurse who has wrestled with modern medicine practices aligned next to scripture and wants to inform you of what he found & became convicted of.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc (
Rating: 5 Stars

“The question of what medical treatment, when, and for whom is a cultural sink hole, and without a strong framework, firmly rooted in the word of God, Christians will sink along with society. I hope that Compassionate Jesuswill encourage others to broach the subject and begin the process of exploring what the word of God says about these subjects.”
Reviewer: Coralie Cowan (
Rating: 3 Stars

“This book was a real eye-opener for me, one that I will consult again to get a better grasp of a more compassionate biblical understanding of medicine.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend Compassionate Jesus to anyone who wishes to know more about how we as Christians should view the medical field and prolonging life.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant (
Rating: 3 Stars

“Bogosh is very wise to repeatedly specify that the focus should not be on us, but on God, and His glory. Our lives should be lived, including illness or injuries, with that in mind. Buy the book. At a minimum it will initiate serious reflection.”
Reviewer: Becky Norton (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book to be very eye opening and it lead me to have a different view about modern medicine and how important it is to look to God for the answers pertaining to your life and make the necessary arrangements to ensure my final wishes are carried out in order to honor God upon my death.”
Reviewer: Charolette Ragsdale (
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you or a loved one is struggling with medical decisions, I would recommend you read this book. It may help you line your beliefs up with scripture. If nothing else I believe it will help you lean more on God than medical technology, and I think that is exactly what the author is looking for.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I believe Bogosh’s mercy and compassion for those hurting in their earthly life comes through in a way that will bless the reader.”
Reviewer: Mike Teide (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I can recommend this book to help think through issues that we all will someday face regarding the inevitability of our physical deaths and those of others. It can help clarify some underlying philosophical / theological issues about which we may have not thought very clearly previously”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace (
Rating: 3 Stars

“As a former RN with thirteen years of experience in a variety of medical settings… I was both inspired and encouraged by Compassionate Jesus, and I highly recommend it for its ease in reading (even for those without a medical background), biblical foundation with multiple scriptural references, and valuable information on the history of health care and the philosophy of modern medicine and medical science. ”
Reviewer: Patricia Hunter (
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Look for Compassionate Jesus: Rethinking the Christian’s Approach to Modern Medicine by Christopher W. Bogosh at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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  • steve


    Creed books used in most Christian denominations are the authoritative book used as the final authority in faith and practice. The question is should creed books be the final authority or should the Scriptures be only the word of authority and the final word?

    Are creed books Scripture? Are creed books the inerrant word of God? Are creed books written by God or are they composed by men?


    2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,(NKJV)

    Would is be accurate to translate 2 Timothy 3:16 All Creed books are given by inspiration of God….? Of course not, man-made creed books are not Scripture.

    John 2:22 Therefore,when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.(NKJV)

    Jesus never quoted from the man-made creed books of the scribes, Sadducees or Pharisees. Man-made creeds were not a tool Jesus use to teach the truth.

    Acts 8:30-38…..35 Then Philip open his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him…..(NKJV)

    Philip use the Scripture to preach to the eunuch. He did not use a creed book filled with the opinions of men.

    Jesus, the apostles, deacons, and all Christians mention in the Bible taught from the Scriptures, they did not use man-made creed books.