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The first book from Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D.
F O R C H R I S T I A N S, understanding the natural working of blood fills us with wonder and insights. With incredible precision, the cells in our circulatory system provide nourishment, protection, and healing to every cell throughout our bodies. These provisions are part of the common grace all of us enjoy. But blood has even greater significance for believers. Throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, we find that the blood of the Savior, sacrificed for us, is the only source of special grace—the love, forgiveness, and acceptance of God. In Blood Works, Dr. Horace Smith explains the power of common grace and special grace to prompt true worship and transform our relationships with God and the people around us.
What People Are Saying About Blood Works
There are absolutely no words to express how superbly the relationship between medicine and spirituality is presented by my friend and colleague Dr. Horace Smith in this tremendous book, Blood Works. For anyone who understands the significance of psychological theology and the transformation of the child of God, this is a must read.
Bishop Noel Jones
Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D., has successfully merged his calling of medicine and ministry to produce a masterpiece that is certain to remind the reader that there is wonder-working power in the blood! This book is scientifically sound and spiritually insightful. Blessings to you, Bishop Smith, for being true to your calling and encouraging the rest of us that medicine and ministry are inextricably linked!
Noel Jones Ministries
Glenda F. Hodges, PhD, JD, MDiv
In his insightful book, Bishop Horace Smith leads us on a joyous journey of parallels between the function of blood in human body and the power of the blood of Jesus Christ. As you read it, you will stand in awe and amazement, weep and repent, shout and scream with joy, lift up your voice in praise and thanksgiving, and move to a new level of love and commitment as this physician and minister reminds you of the love of God expressed by the shedding of the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord.
Associate Hospital Director, Howard University
Hospital, Washington, DC
Co-Author of Spirituality and Medicine: Can the Two Walk Together and Translating Spirituality in the Healing Professions
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
Get ready to be amazed! My friend Dr. Horace Smith weaves a unique tapestry of God’s handiwork through the blood that flows through your body. Only a theologian and a practicing hematologist could pull together the unique understanding, which is sure to become a source of encouragement and awesome wonder at our great God. You will read, reread, and make sure your friends read Blood Works. This book is about you and God at work in you; literally!
Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ
Dr. Samuel R. Chand, Leadership Architect
Selection from Blood Works
As a physician, and especially as a hematologist, my study of the human body and the circulatory system reminds me each day of the matchless glory, tender care, and amazing attentiveness of God. In recent years, the concept of blood in spiritual life has, I’m afraid, fallen out of favor with many people in our churches. They read about the sacrifices in the Old Testament, imagine the scenes, and wince in horror at the gore. They hear about the death of Christ on the cross, and they secretly hope that it was just a big mistake. All that talk about blood seems so, well, barbaric. But I have quite the opposite point of view. I believe that a good understanding of blood in the human body opens our eyes to spiritual insights that can transform our relationships with God and with each other. And when we begin to grasp the true significance of Jesus' blood that was shed to pay for our sins, our hearts are filled with the dual necessities of true spirituality, humility and thankfulness. Far from barbaric, blood is truly beautiful.
From Chapter 1
This book is designed to be used for individual reflection, small group discussion, and as a curriculum for classes. Each chapter concludes with questions to stimulate thought and application.