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How People of Faith Can Respond to Our Broken Health System
G. Scott Morris
Foreword by Jim Wallis

PAPERBACK; Coming Soon: 10/27/2022
ISBN: 978-0-8028-8237-0
Price: $ 18.99
174 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Our health-care system doesn’t work for the most vulnerable. It’s time for people of faith to respond with concrete action to demonstrate God’s love and effect real change. Here’s how. 

The dialogue on how to fix US health care is mired in partisan policy debates. Rather than idly waiting for the gridlock to resolve, people of faith can live into their call to care for the underserved right now. Drawing from his experience as a medical doctor, a pastor, and the founder and CEO of the nation’s largest charitably funded faith-based health-care center, Scott Morris sheds light on how we can live out a crucial aspect of discipleship by ministering to those caught in the gaps. 

Through the stories of people too often ignored or dehumanized, Dr. Morris addresses the financial and social barriers to health care for low-income and undocumented individuals, the lack of affordable medications, the challenges of chronic disease and behavioral health issues, and the promising outcomes of faith-based care that treats the whole person. As we continue to reckon with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the inequities in our health systems it has highlighted, Dr. Morris’s book calls readers to awareness, action, and advocacy in their local communities on behalf of those who have no one else to turn to for quality care.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jim Wallis
1. Living Water in Cactus, Texas
2. Flipping between a Living and Health Care
3. Faith during a Pandemic
4. Why Do Those Pills Cost So Much?
5. Back to Work with Duct-Taped Knees and Broken Smiles
6. No Papers, No Health Care
7. Tackling Preventable Chronic Disease
8. What’s on Your Mind Is in Your Body
9. Echoes of God’s Love
10. A Vision of God’s Redemption

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