This book explores the human dilemma posed by pain, examines the nature of the sufferer's encounter with those who offer to help , and discusses the possibility of healing independent of treatment, even within the context of death.
"This book is a treasure trove of Orthodox bioethical theory, an anatomy of the human soul, a revelation of its hidden aspects. Dr Hinshaw not only writes as a scholar, as an expert, as an expert, but is something quite beyond these. He writes from the heart. Reading it leads you to decisions and to getting to know yourself, your inner self. What is pain to you, what is death, what is the hidden man, the self of preferences, details, inner movements. Before you give yourself to the ministry of relieving others you must know your truth, relieve yourself. It helps you to solve the problem of pain within yourself, to accept its pedagogy, to welcome it as a blessing. Same with death. How can you help someone who approaches him, if you do not see the light after his visit? If it is not a door that opens your vision and resurrects your sense of the real world?
The author's experience as an Orthodox Christian leads him to the inexhaustible source of paternal and philological wisdom, and this gives him a bright interpretation of the Gospel and knowledge of Truth and Life. And from his light you get light."
FROM THE FOREWORD OF METROPOLITAN NIKOLAOUS OF MEDITERRANEAN