Worth the Cost?

Worth the Cost?

by Jack Tsai

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The author was happily on his way to obtaining the American Dream until he decided to take seriously Jesus� command to �Come, follow me.� Join him as he explores the cost of medical education and Christian discipleship. Planning to serve God in your future vocation? Take care that your desires do not get side-tracked by the false promises of this world. Learn what you should be doing now so when you are done with your training you will still want to serve God

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148640592
Publisher: Healthy Life Press
Publication date: 09/27/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

By day, Dr. Jack Tsai, a graduate of UCSD School of Medicine, is a family physician at a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the medically underserved of Long Beach, California. He is also part-time staff at the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine residency program where he trained. By night, he is pursuing a MA in Biblical and Theological Studies at Talbot School of Theology. He serves as an English Ministry leader at South Bay Evangelical Christian Church and lives with his wife in Torrance, California.

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Worth the Cost? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is an honest account of the journey into medicine and presents some of the more important things one should consider when applying to medical school or currently working in health care. it is a really quick read, you can easily finish it in a sitting or two. it's funny, straight forward, but challenging. i found myself really convicted several times as it caused me to reflect and evaluate my motives and my heart in health care and as a christian. although i'm not a doctor, it was very applicable to me as an RN working in the inpatient setting. the book provides helpful tips/strategies to avoid not getting burnt out in the often demanding and exhausting medical setting and i find these resources for christians few and far between. if you are interested or are currently working in health care, i recommend it as a valuable read. if you're an asian american, then definitely read it! if you are all of those AND a christian, then you must read it. i promise you it will be worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're interested in medicine and have the chance to do some reading outside of your textbooks, I would suggest checking out Dr. Tsai's book. He covers a lot of ground, but in the end you really have a good sense of what a funny and sincere person he is. He shares his story of how he sought to follow Jesus wholeheartedly when medical training demanded that same energy and heart. He reminds readers that medicine and following Christ both demand a lot from you and that it's important to think long and hard about your motivations and desires for both. Like Dr. Tsai says in the book, if you're not willing to put in the work now in carefully thinking through these things, then maybe medicine isn't right for you. So, if you want a funny, but sincere and honest look at what it means to follow Christ in healthcare, or any other field really, then check out "Worth the Cost." It's a quick read and Dr. Tsai has a lot to say about theology and medicine from his personal experiences!