What exactly is Christian mercy? Is it simply what Christians today are doing to help the sick, the hungry, the homeless, and the poor? Is it another ideal we should aspire to? In this book Dr. Thompson builds the argument that what Jesus taught and modeled is what His church should be doing today. Jesus combined His acts of compassion to those who suffer with the spoken gospel, with spiritual power, and with faith. The mercy of Jesus freed people who were enslaved by sin, who were sick, who were hungry and in despair, and moved them to freedom, health, joy, and life. This is the kind of mercy our world needs today, and anything less is a pale, weak imitation. This is the central message that Dr. Thompson writes about in Christian Mercy, from his decades of experience as a surgeon serving the poor in Central Africa.