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.