Book Review: Medicines that Kill by James L. Marcum
The first ten chapters of this book are about “what the medical community isn’t telling you” (phrase from back cover). The statistics of the frequency and quantity of deaths and mistakes with medicines is staggering and appalling.
The different sample stories help the reader to envision how easily this epidemic could happen to them or to one of their loved ones.
The first ten chapters are the bad news but it’s worth the wait, or if need be, it is worth it for Christians to skip ahead to chapter eleven. The first ten chapters are not “Christian” in nature, but very medical in nature. Starting in chapter eleven the author goes over biblical laws of health that he draws from the seven days of creation.
I found some of the health connections fascinating and thought they were well needed information or reminders of how God designed our bodies and what is needed to properly take care of them. Humans tend to ignore some basic elements of health such as the importance of water, air, sunlight and rest.
If you’ve never heard about the epidemic of deaths and medical mistakes made with medicines than you need to get this book. This information is hard to find. The medical community doesn’t like to admit what’s really going on. If you need to learn basic biblical health laws then this book is for you, too. Please read my disclaimer below on the health information.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here:Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden EpidemicDisclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their Tyndale Blog Network program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Personal health disclaimer: Being a weight loss and wellness coach I can not leave off where I disagree on at least one thing lest people think I agree from my silence. I disagree with this author’s unqualified statement about animal fat being bad for you. It depends on the animal—how it was raised and fed. The author also only talks about the health issues mentioned in Genesis chapter one but totally leaves out any reference to the flood later on in Genesis where we are commanded to eat animals. Most creation scientists will tell you that the earth was a completely different place prior to the flood and prior to rain falling upon the earth. My contention is that it is the drastic difference in the earth after the flood that caused our great decline in lifespan, and not meat eating as some people claim. No, instead God commanded us to eat meat because He knew we would need it after the world had changed.
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