Thursday, July 29, 2010

Other Voices

It is probably just a coincident that today(July 29, 2010) the conversations about healing have had increased visibility. Two of my favorite authors converged on the national stage. Abraham Verghese was part of a segment on the McNeil Newshour, titled "Hands-on Healing" and Atul Gawande was having conversations on his essay in the New Yorker, "Letting Go: What should medicine do when it can't save your life?"(August 2, 2010).

These authors continue to be strong voices of reflection and healing. Keep listening!


Monday, July 26, 2010


"Healing Agents is a remarkable, brief book of testimonies, comment and elements on the subject of healing. It invites one to reflect, ponder, engage in conversation toward integration of our science and the transcendence of our healing ministries to those suffering the afflictions of our broken world. Our concerns focus on the relationship between "high tech vs. high touch," and as Abraham Verghese M.D. warns of our patients becoming icons. This book returns our thinking to the realities of calling and healing in the Christian tradition, and is timely as our nation wrestles with healthcare and the education of providers. Suffering is part of a broken world; healing is according to the will of God."

William E. Van Eerden M.D.
Holland, Michigan

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Some Initial Responses

Most of the responses have been "Congratulations" on finishing the book, particularly from those who have been part of the process.

For those who had a chance to browse and are new to the project, the responses have been a little different. Here are some examples from physician colleagues:

"You are onto something here."

"I would use this with my office staff."

The other reponse and good news has been the question, "Where can I buy it?"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Publishing Announcement

After two years of writing, rewriting, formating and learning about self-publishing the book "Healing Agents: Christian Perspectives" is ready to be published!

The expected date for availability to the public is August 1, 2010.

Thanks to all who have been apart of this effort.