Advances in medical science have led to longer, more productive lives. Deadly diseases that once ravaged entire populations have largely disappeared from the earth. There seems to be no end to the possibilities of modern medicine. Yet medicine offers only a limited hope of longer life; it cannot offer the hope of eternal life. It holds out the hope of less pain and suffering, but it cannot eliminate either. The mortality rate for humanity is still 100 percent. At some point we all must face death. Is there hope beyond what our medical science offers?
This timely book by a healthcare professional and pastor presents a clear biblical perspective on hope in the face of death. The Physiology of Hope explains what hope is, where it comes from, and how it functions, and it looks not just at how people persevere in the face of death; it looks at how people who persevere live. And, above all, The Physiology of Hope points us to the God of all hope.
Christopher W. Bogosh, RN, B.Th. is the Director of Clinical Services and Education for Christian Community Care, an alternative end of life care, advocacy, and educational ministry. Rev. Bogosh has written several booklets on end of life issues and has published an article for the Puritan Reformed Journal called: "Pastoral Counseling in the Twenty-first Century for Illness, Disease, and Death." Chris, his wife Robin, and son Noah reside in Yulee, Florida.