Today many people are becoming aware of the relationship that exists between the mind, body, and spirit for achieving total health. As a Christian physician with many years of traditional, humanistic, medical and surgical training, I began to awaken to the concept of the "whole man." I started to study books authored by Hans Selye, M.D., Nathan Pritikin, O. Carl Simonton, M.D., Rene Dubos, Norman Cousins and James Lynch. I even "dabbled" for the first time into Christian books like Ministry of Healing and Medical Ministry. I perceived a common thread of world brotherhood and min expansion which could solve the tension I felt in my materialistic and technocratic surgical world. Perhaps the practice of surgery did hold more challenge than just another bypass operation which, I knew from experience, merely postponed death, but did little to change the cause of the underlying disease condition.