Book Review: Health, Healing and the Church’s Mission

  • Ronald Halbrooks Duke University Medical Center


This interesting book is an up to date writing of current thoughts, trends and ideas in the broader issues the title suggests of health, healing and the church’s mission and also the biblical and moral perspectives related to these words, themes and ideas.

Author Biography

Ronald Halbrooks, Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Halbrooks is an Internist and Geriatrician in the Duke University Health System.

He earned a BS in Zoology at Texas A&M, and MD at the University of Texas in Galveston.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.  He served in Ethiopia 1986-88 coordinating a famine relief operation.  He also worked with American Biomedical, Inc. in Qingdao, China from 1999-2005 as a consultant.  Since 2005 he has served as Staff Clinician and Clinical Consultant in the Duke Health System in Durham, North Carolina, USA.  In addition to his clinical practice, he works at the Samaritan Health Center a local clinic serving impoverished communities, and with the North Carolina Baptist Men with 4 mobile health care/dental clinics serving underserved areas around the state.  He is married and has four daughters and serves as an elder at First Baptist Church in Durham.

How to Cite
Halbrooks, R. (2015). Book Review: Health, Healing and the Church’s Mission. Christian Journal for Global Health, 2(1).