Care of the Soul in Medicine – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Care of the Soul in Medicine by Thomas Moore. Check out this excerpt and leave a comment for a chance to win the book!

Wonderful, heroic, and heartfelt deeds take place in hospitals every day, and doctors and nurses give themselves unselfishly during long and difficult hours of work. Still, the medical system is a beast to tangle with and there are an equal number of stories of emotional brutality and insensitivity.

Theoretically we know that emotional attention and a vision about healing can help people survive and thrive during illness, but the medical world doesn’t always put its action where the research is. It glides over the basic needs of patients to be listened to, comforted, and inspired. It trains its eyes on its numbers and machinery and fails to see the need for a conversation, for tender guidance and spiritual inspiration.

This book is about medicine treating the whole person and not just an organ or a body part. It considers what a whole person is: body, soul, spirit, and that person’s world. It re-visions medicine as a means of dealing with sickness by attending to the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs of a patient. It imagines what a hospital might look like if it envisioned a whole person and understood the meaning of the phrase healing environment. It explores the calling of healers and tries to help patients navigate the medical world so as to be healed in their whole being.

Excerpted from Care of the Soul in Medicine: Healing Guidance for Patients, Families, and the People Who Care for Them by Thomas Moore. Published by Hay House.

WIN THE BOOK! Enter a comment below and you will automatically be entered to win a copy of Care of the Soul in Medicine: Healing Guidance for Patients, Families, and the People Who Care for Them by Thomas Moore. Winner will be announced January 25. Good luck!


Rachel H.

Please email Samantha at to claim your new book. Thanks to everyone who entered!


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Cynthia Blais
cynthia l5 years ago

this should help people become pro=active. We are 'whole' people and the 'whole' needs to be treated wholly with body mind and soul

Brian M.
Past Member 5 years ago

Every patient should have, as part of their in-patient treatment, access to a counselor to help them with the emotional and mental issues that arise due to their health crisis.

Nancey S.
Nancey Schneider6 years ago

Opps, I meant to say Help me help my self. LOL, though sometimes I feel like the first statement.

Nancey S.
Nancey Schneider6 years ago

Help me, I care for my heart and soul. I am an actively involved patient and the Dr.'s really don't like that. Any help appreciated.

jolene e.
jo e6 years ago

What a blessing to read; I just got off the medial merry go round.

Kathrine K.

Love is Kind, Love is Generous, Love is "Unconditional" for me. I do not expect to receive anything for the things that I "do" for Love.

That "gift" has been a blessing in my life.

It "must" be the "spirit" of God that dwells inside.

Katherine in Oregon

Michael G.
Michael G7 years ago

This man is a titan! Will read either way,,,,,,,,

Chavonne Harvey
Chavonne H7 years ago

sounds like a really good book, congrats to the winner.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal G7 years ago