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The Bedside Book
Daily Readings and Prayers for Testing Times
A comfort in difficult times
Perfect for friends or loved ones struggling with sickness
Compiled by a Pastor and Doctor
Sometimes when we most need to read and pray, for example when illness strikes, and energy is low and concentration is a struggle, we feel least able to do so.
David Short compiled this little book of brief morning and evening meditations for times like these. When we are facing an uncertain future, pain, or depression, and can't find peace, Christ is our Rock and God our Comfort, guarding our hearts and minds.
Through thirty-one days of Bible verses, prayers, and hymns, The Bedside Book helps you to bring yourself and your concerns into the presence and loving care of God our Father.
David Short (1918 - 2005) spent the major part of his medical career as a consultant cardiologist in Aberdeen. He was appointed Queen's Physician in Scotland, and on his retirement Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine. Besides his medical work and writing, he was for many years an elder and a preacher at a local independent church.
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This is not a book written in the ivory towers of academia, but forged at the bedside of the sick, suffering, and dying. As a very young and very inexperienced leader in the local church I had the privilege to serve with David. His grace, generosity, encouragement, biblical counsel, and humility were unforgettable. It is with great joy that I enthusiastically recommend this book to all who experience suffering, and to all who seek to serve the suffering in the Spirit of Christ.
John H. Munro, Senior Pastor, Calvary Church, Charlotte, USA
This wonderful combination of brief Bible reading, hymn and thoughtful prayer is a blessing to the heart, an encouragement to the spirit and a renewing of faith to the soul at times when people are fragile and vulnerable. It points to Jesus, the great physician of the soul. I cannot recommend Professor Short's little book too highly, having used it myself on innumerable pastoral visits almost continuously over many years.
Frank Sellar, Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
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