To Resist or to Surrender?

By Paul Tournier

Translated by John S. Gilmour

To Resist or to Surrender?

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  • ISBN: 9781620323601
  • Pages: 64
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2012
  • Retail Price: $11.00
Web Price: $8.80
Web Price: $8.80

To Resist or to Surrender?

By Paul Tournier

Translated by John S. Gilmour

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620323601
  • Pages: 64
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2012
  • Retail Price: $11.00
Web Price: $8.80

About-

No one has the right to equate Christianity with weakness or to imagine that the Bible teaches us always to surrender. The biblical message proclaims the sovereign greatness of God which transcends all lesser principles or standards which we might wish to draw from it. Man's great temptation is to want to know by himself what is good and what is evil. He wants to know whether he should withstand or not, but without needing any counsel from God. What is good in the Bible is not this thing or that. It is not a matter of resisting or giving in. It is doing what God wants and when he wants it: it is total dependence upon his person, not upon a moral code.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This book is a Cri de Coeur that crosses the boundaries of Science and Values which are integral to the Person. It is as relevant today as it was when the post-World War II upheavals challenged both the churches and the medical profession. It is a heartfelt universal proclamation from beginning to end."
-- John Cox, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Keele University, and former Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association.

Contributors-

Paul Tournier
John S. Gilmour

Bio(s)-

Paul Tournier (1898-1986) was a general practitioner in Geneva and also an active Christian. In 1940, he published his first book, La Medecine de la Personne, later translated into English as The Healing of Persons. He changed his medical practice by taking most of his time for listening and talking to his patients, not only considering the physical dimension of their being but also the psychological and spiritual dimensions. In 1947, he founded the International Group of Medicine of the Person. He wrote many books which were widely received throughout the world and were translated into more than thirty languages.

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