Book review in a scholarly journal
In the tradition of Christian Spirituality, Daniel Sulmasy’s A Balm for Gilead: Spirituality and the Healing Arts reads as a personal witness and exploration of Christian faith. Forwarding biblical, moral, spiritual, pastoral, theological, philosophical and Franciscan perspectives, we discover a quest to journey into the heart of health care professionals to awaken a sense of spirituality and transcendence. Given the empirical, scientific approach of the medical professional, this is not an easy task. None the less, Sulmasy, through a series of meditative chapters, sets out to develop a rational and inspirational way to speak about God, prayer and the mystery of personhood.
Morrison, G. (2010). [Book Review: Daniel Sulmasy, A Balm for Gilead: Spirituality and the Healing Arts, Washington, D.C., Georgetown University Press, 2006]. Heythrop Journal, 51(3), 501. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2265.2010.00573_19.x