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192 pages
Jun 2008
Crossway Books

The Cure: The Divine Rx for the Body of Christ--Life-Changing Love

by Harry Kraus, MD

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As a practicing surgeon, Dr. Harry Kraus knows that when a disease is diagnosed, aggressive action may need to be taken to heal the patient. Regardless of how radical the procedure, bold measures may be the only way to save the person’s life.

As a missionary, Dr. Kraus has uncovered a terrible disease in the church, and in The Cure, he makes his bold case to fight and eradicate the malady. Dr Kraus explains that the main problem plaguing the church is the lack of emphasis and practice of agape love. As Jesus said, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:35). The focus of the body of Christ must return to being living examples and conveyors of God’s love, both to other believers and the non-Christian world.

Dr. Kraus uses many stories from his medical experiences to relate how the physical body operates in unity to maintain proper health. He breaks his book into three sections and uses each one to emphasize the areas of weakness and sickness in the church.

In the first section, he clearly lays out the mandate and mission Jesus gave: love one another. This concept seems so basic that many simply seem to pay no attention to it. Dr. Kraus stresses that a thorough grasp and implementation of this mission must be the foundation of all the church’s activities.

Section Two covers basic health maintenance of the body of Christ, including awareness of an anorexic church or the invasion of spiritual insomnia. And as any caring doctor would do, Dr. Kraus concludes with a prescription for the disease.

Dr. Kraus’s passion for The Cure flows from every page, and he writes from love and not anger. Taking this doctor’s advice can lead to spiritual recovery. -- Jeff Friend,

Book Jacket:

When asked which commandment is greatest, Jesus’ answer boils down to “love.” He wasn’t talking about some nebulous, fluffy, abstract concept, but a clear command to actively love God, our neighbors, and even our enemies! The Cure is for anyone looking to cultivate greater love in the church—and beyond it.