Reformed Spotlight

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Gifts from the Poor: What the World’s Patients Taught One Doctor About Healing

by Glenn W. Geelhoed, M.D.

When you go on a mission trip to bring medical care to those in need and to train medical caregivers in a developing country, you end up learning as you teach. That’s the basic premise of Glenn Geelhoed’s book Gifts from the Poor. He has learned about resilience and courage from the people he’s been blessed to work with. Proceeds from book sales will go to the Medical Mission Hall of Fame. (Greenleaf Book Group)

God Is Always Good: Cassidy’s Story

by J. Cameron Fraser and Sonya Vonkeman Taekema

Sonya Taekema and her family are frustrated and confused when daughter Cassidy faces a difficult battle against an unpredictable and relentless enemy: disease. Cameron Fraser tells her story, and he also includes his own experience fighting cancer. Fraser and Taekema share their experiences of grace in suffering in God Is Always Good. (SoS Books)

Jesus as Healer

Art by Edgar Boevé

Edgar Boevé’s fabric art, drawn from Bible passages that tell of Jesus’ healing power, are accompanied by meditations on those stories. The words of Nicholas Wolterstorff, Cornelius Plantinga Jr., and six others further the reader’s contemplation, making  Jesus as Healer a helpful tool forindividual use or for small groups. A DVD is also included. (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship)

Prayer Shawl Ponderings

by Karen Doolaard

As part of her church’s prayer-shawl ministry, Karen Doolaard wanted to share devotions with the group each month. Unable to find what she was looking for, she began to write her own. Prayer Shawl Ponderingsis a collection of reflections centered on knitting and crocheting prayer shawls, and it includes space for readers to write their own insights and prayers. (Isaac Publishing)

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