Body Betrayed: My Journey through Sickness and Faith

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Looking for medical answers to your sickness or for cut-and-dried answers to faith issues--this is not that book.

Looking for a book about the struggles of daily faith in the presence of serious sickness--then this is the book for you.

I blend together the real issues of serious sickness and faith through my fifteen-month physical, emotional, and spiritual struggle.

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Words: 49,540
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452417288
About Dr. Kerry R. Bunn

Dr. Bunn is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ringgold, GA. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in February, 1975. He and Cathy Lee Prince Bunn have been married for over thirty-five years. They have two adult children and seven grandchildren.

Dr. Bunn earned degrees from Mercer University, Macon, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Beeson School of Divinity, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Bunn's first experience with computers involved the Timex Sinclair 1000, the Vic-20, Osborne, TRS-80, CPM 2.0, DOS 1.0, and Xenix. He began building PCs as a hobby in 1985 and has written many shareware programs and several commercial application in the 80's and early 90's. He was a beta-tester for the original Logitech hand-held scanner and SuperBase Four. Simple, clear, step by step computer instructions are his emphasis. He has graduate worked toward the Master of Business Administration and Master of Information Systems degrees at Georgia College and State University

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Review by: Reported by Cathy Bunn on Sep. 17, 2010 : (no rating)
Reviewed by Dr. Dan Whitaker

Dr. Kerry Bunn has written out of both the anguish and the faith that a serious illness has triggered. The pages sparkle with his wit and good humor, his positive temperament, and a winsome, straight-forward style. He combines precise medical descriptions of his neuropathy with his own emotional and spiritual responses to what he calls his body's betrayal.

Dr. Bunn meets his illness head-on with a determination to know as best he can its nature. He gives thorough and precise description of his symptoms, which allows a genuine collaboration with his physicians.

A refreshing honesty about the feelings that attend his crisis make this book valuable to all who pass through the valley of suffering. He writes of the assaults on pride made by feelings of weakness,vulnerability, depression, and at one point, suicidal thoughts. He faces up to the reality of death and anger in all of our lives. His deep faith does not require dishonesty about real feelings.

Kerry describes key spiritual issues raised by serious sickness, and shares the insights he discovers in Scripture and Christian faith. The problem of suffering has long been noted as the supreme stumbling-block to belief in a good God who has all power. All efforts to affirm Christian faith in the face of suffering and evil must grapple with the issues he raises. Kerry avoids ponderous, professional theology in favor of theological language that is accessible to laymen.

There is a recurrent Latin phrase in the book: Soli Deo Gloria: To God alone the glory. Dr. Bunn's sensitive, humble faith in sharing his journey has guaranteed that the lofty aspiration of that phrase has been overwhelmingly achieved. I hope you will read it.

Dr. Dan Whitaker, Ringgold GA
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Reported by Cathy Bunn on Sep. 17, 2010 :
Reviewed by Jan and Johnny Richardson

Body Betrayed is a well written account of the Author's symptoms, diagnoses and treatments for his unexplained illness. Dr. Bunn relates how he has coped by drawing on his faith while experencing the human feelings and emotions we all would expect. This book should prove to be very helpful and hopeful to others who are dealing with difficult times in their lives.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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