Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age
About: Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age.
A Redeemed and Renewed Vision of Health
Despite all the care available to us, our society is more concerned about health than ever. Increased technology and access to health care give us the illusion of control but can never deliver us from the limitations of our bodies.
But what if our health is a gift to nurture, rather than a possession to protect? Drawing from decades of medical experience in many different contexts, Dr. Bob Cutillo helps us cultivate a biblical understanding of the relationship between faith and health in the modern age, reorienting us to a wiser pursuit of health for the good of all. Weaving in his own story of serving the most vulnerable, he leads us to a bigger view of health care and a hope that is more secure than our physical wellness—hope with the power to transform our communities.
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“Based on his Christian convictions and years of treating the marginalized, Dr. Cutillo calls for reorienting the philosophy and practice of medicine. A society consumed by a delusional drive for invulnerability needs to look to the truths of creation and the fall and of the incarnation and resurrection of Jesus: humans are finite and mortal, yet there is hope in the fact that God took on flesh and conquered death. Eloquently argued with references to philosophy, literature, and theology, this volume urges readers to redefine the relationship between faith and medicine. A profound, timely book.”
M. Daniel Carroll R., Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College Graduate School; author, Christians at the Border
"Few people could have written this book with the penetrating perspective of Dr. Cutillo. He has a unique viewpoint from medical practice in some of the best Christian health centers in the US and abroad which helps him to understand health care. His medical perspective leads him to an eloquent but gentle lament for medicine’s impersonal 'disembodiment' as it divides patients into organ systems, statistics, and computerized templates. However, his theological training and wide reading of the classics helps us clearly see ways in which the integration of faith into health care can make it more truly 'caring.' Dr. Cutillo’s conclusion draws on the hope he has learned from suffering patients, and the joy he has witnessed as the result of true Christian community. He offers a positive change of direction I find very compelling. Read and be inspired."
John Payne, MD, President, Medical Ambassadors International; Former Family Medicine Residency Director, University of California, Davis
"Health care has begun to feel like a zero-sum game. Struggles over coverages and copays have often supplanted thoughts about 'health' itself. Our focus on the technologies, institutions, and politics of health care delivery have superseded considerations (and conversations) about the integration of health with biblical faith, community, and justice. Into this fraught space, Dr. Cutillo has introduced an astute thoughtfulness that is challenging, refreshing, and deeply grounded. His incisive analysis is delivered in a way that is caring, open, and inviting. This doctor has great bedside manner!"
David M. Erickson, President and CEO, ECHO, Inc.