Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  December 22, 2014
Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families Book Cover Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families
C. Ben Mitchell, D. Joy Riley
B&H Academic
December 15, 2014

Living in an era of highly technical medicine is comforting and sometimes confusing. How should Christians make life and death decisions? How do we move from an ancient text like the Bible to twenty-first-century questions about organ transplantation, stem-cell research, and human cloning? What kind of care do we owe one another at the end of life? Is euthanasia a Christian option?

Using a dialogue format, an ethicist and physician talk about how to think about thorny ethical issues. Combining their backgrounds in medicine and theology, they deal with real-life moral questions in an accessible way. C. Ben Mitchell and D. Joy Riley let readers eavesdrop on their conversation about the training of doctors, the interpretation of the Bible, and controversial issues like abortion, assisted-suicide, genetic engineering, and in vitro fertilization.

The book examines these topics under three general headings: the taking of life, the making of life, and the faking of life. Christian Bioethics is a guidebook for pastors, health care professionals and families—anyone facing difficult decisions about health care.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families (B&H Academic, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This is an excellent and very helpful book.”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 5 Stars

Christian Bioethics excels in providing information to pastors and laymen.”
Reviewer: Joshua Torrey
Rating: 3 Stars

“When it comes to anyone dealing with these bioethic issues today (which frankly is most likely all of us), I would consider Mitchell and Riley’s Christian Bioethics to be a helpful guide in the great morass of issues facing us. They provide a compassionate and caring understanding that issues we are going through, or people we know are going through.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 4 Stars

“The authors are very clear to give their audience instruction as to how to go about making clear, honest, biblically ethical decisions.”
Reviewer: Matt Boutilier
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book is a great tool for pastors, since many people in Christian congregations may be struggling with bioethical issues, and these topics can be incorporated into sermons or classes.”
Reviewer: Hal Marshall
Rating: 4 Stars

Christian Bioethics is a much-needed resource for pastors and health care professionals who want to help people discern through various medical issues.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“I like this book as a study text for pastors and professionals.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book does a good job of connecting the Bible to contemporary life issues.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book needs to be read and talked about with a group of thinkers. These issues were never meant to be wrestled with on your own.
A fascinating and helpful conversation could be birthed from any of these chapters.”
Reviewer: Faith Farrell
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Jim Lee
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book was very informative.”
Reviewer: Todd Randolph
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is worthwhile reading, particularly for those who have not previously studied the issues.”
Reviewer: David Hodges
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book for pastors, professionals in the medical field, and anyone who finds themselves facing any of these issues.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found Christian Bioethics to a well-reasoned and well-researched book that I would highly recommend.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the bioethical dilemmas currently in the news today,”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

Christian Bioethics is a worthy purchase for any Christian reader.”
Reviewer: Coleman Ford
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this for students and teachers alike, for philosophy and/or theology fans, for pastors and those occupying the pews.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard
Rating: 4 Stars

“Anyone concerned about the Biblical basis for life and death questions in a technologically-advanced world would benefit from the authors’ dialogues in this easy-to-read beginner’s guide to bioethics.”
Reviewer: Cris Wooddell
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is by far one of the most thorough, honest books I have ever read regarding medical ethical issues.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“Christian Bioethics, Taking Life, Making Life, and Remaking/Faking Life…this team provides solid insight from God’s Word on each of these topics.”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 5 Stars